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Mancini's comments just tongue-in-cheek suggests Swansea's Rodgers

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers says he will not bother getting into a war of words with his Manchester City counterpart Roberto Mancini.

The Italian commented that a win for his title-chasing side against rivals Manchester United on Monday may not count for much as United could go out and beat Swansea '10-0' the following week.

The remarks could be taken as disrespectful but Rodgers feels that Mancini was not being too serious especially after City were recently beaten by the Welsh outfit.

"What Roberto said was probably a bit tongue-in-cheek in fairness," Rodgers told the South Wales Evening Post.

"I think what we have shown over the course of the season is our competitive nature.

"Roberto only has to assess the games he has had against us.

"For an hour we were the better team up there, and in the second game we kept a clean sheet and won.

"So probably if anyone knows our qualities it is Roberto, and he has reinforced that before.

"I will not lose sleep over it. We will go to Manchester United and look to put on a performance as always, but for the moment our focus is on Wolves (this Saturday)."

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