Yanga-Mbiwa’s written apology to Man City star Nasri

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NEWCASTLE defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has written to Samir Nasri apologising for the tackle which left him facing eight weeks on the sidelines.

Nasri suffered a knee injury after Yanga-Mbiwa caught him late in Newcastle United’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

Yanga-Mbiwa reportedly attempted to speak to his France team-mate without success earlier this week.

United manager Alan Pardew today said: “Mapou’s sent a letter to Samir Nasri.

“There was no malicious intent. He is his fellow player in the national side.”

City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that Nasri – who suffered damage to his medial ligament – is facing around two months on the sidelines.