Roberto Mancini: “It was not a foul. I didn’t see it from the bench but I’ve seen it now.
"Now I will appeal because it’s impossible to lose a player for three games for nothing. It’s not a red card. It’s nothing.
“If he got the red card, probably it was because he saw a bad tackle. But now I’ve seen it and I can say it was not.
“He’s disappointed. He told me he didn’t do anything. This tackle was on a football. He went in with one foot. If it was a red card, I would say.
“We will do an appeal and I think we can win. Because it’s easy. It’s correct. We have a problem because we’re missing a lot of players. Now we are losing him for three games, I don’t think.
“It was an important victory because I think that it’s difficult to play here and to win here. They have an incredible stadium and, for us, it’s very important (to win).
“United are a strong team, really strong. In this moment, they play very well. But the season is long. It’s important for us to be there, close with them, and we will be there the moment they lose (a point).
“We’re under pressure maybe before, but everything can change at the moment. To arrive on 6 April when we play them in the derby with four or five points (behind them) it’s OK. We need to play well and need to work strong if we want to have a chance at the end.”