Manchester City morning news: Fellaini and Aguero row, Souness slams City

Samir Nasri & Sergio Aguero with Premier League Trophy

A round up of news stories this morning about Manchester City.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says Marouane Fellaini didn’t spit at Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero during the Manchester derby.

Accusations started to circulate on social media that the Belgian had spat at Aguero, with van Gaal clarifying the apparent incident.

“Already the TV has shown that he is shouting and sometimes when you shout there's a little bit of - what do you call? - saliva [that comes out] with it. I don't think that he's a spitting figure,” said the Dutchman.

Former Liverpool star Graeme Souness says Manchester City still need to improve despite victory in the Manchester derby.

City only won 1-0 against Manchester United, despite playing against ten men for the majority of the match.

“This will give them a bit of confidence they badly need – but I'm disappointed I have to say that - Big players don't react like that and that's my concern for City, who should be better than that and better than they were in the last 10-15 minutes against United,” he told Sky Sports News.

However, Yaya Toure says City did enough to prove they are a strong team, happy with the way City played during the game.

“We proved we are a strong team. We needed to bounce back and I think we played very well,” said the midfielder.

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