Roberto Mancini intends to confront Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge over his persistent sniping at Manchester City.

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Rummenigge has been outspoken in his criticism of City and their swift rise which has been fuelled by the spending power of their affluent owner, Sheikh Mansour.

City recently announced annual losses of £194.9 million, and Rummenigge feels the Premier League club should be excluded from European competition if they do not conform to UEFA's new Financial Fair Play rules.

Mancini has been left bemused by Rummenigge's comments and will raise the issue if he sees him at the Etihad Stadium, where City meet Bayern in their final Champions League Group A match on Wednesday.

He said: "I don't understand Rummenigge's behaviour against Manchester City. For six months he talks against us every time for Financial Fair Play and he continues to say he hopes Napoli go through to the second stage.

"I don't know what's different with us. I think Manchester City are working for this FFP for the next two years. But I don't understand what happening with Rummenigge. Tomorrow I will ask him."