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Man City boss Mancini: I never told Bellamy to get out

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists he never ordered Craig Bellamy to leave the club after reports of a bust-up between the pair.

Mancini yesterday moved to pour cold water on rumours of a heated clash with the Welshman.

"I read that I have a problem with him, that I shouted at him. Craig trained on Wednesday, yesterday and he will train today. I have spoken to him, face to face, but as a manager speaks to a player," he told City's website.

"I have not shouted at him, never. I am happy to resolve things, face to face, in a room but I do not have a problem with him. If his knee is OK today and tomorrow, he will be available for Sunday.

"I did not tell him to go away for three months, that is false. He is here training today, he worked with the physio for the first time on Wednesday for the first time in 12 days.

"He worked with the physio on Thursday when the other players were off, he did so again today and if he is alright after he will be with us for training."

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