The Manchester city manager Roberto Mancini has questioned the report submitted by the referee Mark Clattenburg after the 3-2 defeat against archrivals Manchester United. The report submitted by the referee has resulted in the one match ban for the midfielder Gareth Barry.

It is thought that Gareth Barry has reportedly insulted the referee using foul language. This has also resulted in him getting an £ 8000 fine. It is believed that Gareth Barry made such remarks on the referee after the end of the match while closer to the touchline. It was an extremely disappointing match for City after they lost in this crucial derby match.

It left them six points behind United in the Premier league table. It looked like the match was heading to a 2-2 draw only for Robin van Persie to come up with a late strike courtesy of a deflection. Mancini has said that it is extremely understandable that Gareth Barry was frustrated after the match in which they had just lost. He has said that he does not know whether it is an aftermath following the Chelsea incident, which saw Mark Clattenburg suffered a four week suspension from referring matches. Clattenburg was accused by the Chelsea midfielder John obi Mikel of racist language, which was later proved incorrect.

"Gareth is a serious man, a serious player and I don't know why Clattenburg brought or said these things about Gareth. I don't know if it's because he came from this problem after Chelsea but I think every referee or fourth official should understand that after one game you lose in the last second, if a player says inappropriate words they should understand this," said Mancini. Mancini is under tremendous pressure after losing this match, when he will be extremely disappointed to lose Gareth Barry for one match as well.