Man City's Roberto Mancini denies rift with Hart and Balotelli

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini denies speculation of a rift between himself and two of his players, goalkeeper Joe Hart and striker Mario Balotelli.

The Italian reacted angrily to the keeper's comments about the manner of their defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League, but Mancini has called the claims of any bust-ups at the clubs as "totally false".

The Premier League champions face Arsenal on Sunday and the manager believes "Arsenal can fight for the title" this campaign.

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