Roberto Mancini told a pre-match press conference: "I will give Mario a hundred chances. Things like this can happen at any club."
Sir Alex Ferguson says it would never be possible to gain access to Manchester United's training sessions.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has played down his latest confrontation with controversial striker Mario Balotelli.
Mario Balotelli's Manchester City future is in doubt after he was photographed in a training-ground bust-up with manager Roberto Mancini.