Wayne Rooney ignites new row with Roberto Mancini

Rooney sparks fresh Mancini row
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Wayne Rooney sparks a new argument with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini following Mayno Figueroa's handball.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has sparked a new row with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.

Mancini recently claimed that Wayne Rooney had tried to get Vincent Kompany sent off in the FA Cup clash between the two sides.

Rooney drew attention to Mancini appearing to use a gesture urging Wigan full-back Maynor Figueroa to be sent off duing City's 3-2 victory.

The England striker said on Twitter: "Was Mancini asking for a red card????"

Mancini replied to the comment after the game and suggested that Rooney has more influence ove a referee.

The Italian said: "I did it because Wayne Rooney did it.

"I am on the bench. When you are near to the referee you can have more of an influence. I am on the bench and the referee cannot see me."

United are three points behind Manchester City in the Premier League.

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