Manchester: Wayne Rooney has slammed Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini's claim he got Vincent Kompany sent-off in Manchester United's 3-2 FA Cup derby win over the holders at Eastlands.
Italian boss Mancini felt Rooney influenced referee Chris Foy into showing defender Kompany a red card for a two-footed challenge on Nani just 12 minutes into Sunday's incident-packed third round clash.
But the England striker, who scored goals either side of Kompany's exit in a first half where Danny Welbeck also netted for United, defended himself on Twitter on Monday by saying: "Funny how people think i got kompany sent off. Im not ref. i didn't give red card. But it was a clear red card. 2 footed tackle."