Mancini was accused by Bridge earlier in the season for being cold and not communicating to players, leaving the former England defender in the fringes of the squad since the the Italian took over two seasons ago.
However, Mancini has defended himself in his latest statement, claiming that Bridge was given more than enough time to seek his fortunes elsewhere.
Mancini told the Mirror: "I spoke with Bridge last season and the season before, two years ago.
"I said 'Wayne you are not part of our plans, it is better that you find a good solution for you, because if you stay here it is difficult for you to play'.
"So Bridge has known about this situation for two years."
The Italian manager also commented on the title race, taking pity on neighbours Manchester United who have senior players injured currently.
"At this moment United have maybe four or five important players injured," said Mancini.
"If we had the same problems as United, for us it would be a big problem."