Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has delivered a damning verdict on his club`s season ahead of the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday, saying they had thrown their campaign "into the garbage".
LONDON (Reuters) - Separated from Chelsea by alphabetical order on New Year`s Day, Manchester City now trail the Premier League leaders by nine points and their hopes of retaining the title appear to be over.
Manuel Pellegrini said he was not concerned about his stuttering team or the security of his job after Manchester City suffered a huge blow in the Premier League title race after a 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Monday.
Manuel Pellegrini has challenged Manchester City to end the season with eight successive victories as the champions look to revive their fading bid to retain the Premier League title at Crystal Palace on Monday.
Manchester City kept their slim title hopes alive thanks to a 3-0 win against 10-man West Bromwich Albion but Arsenal remain hot on their heels after a 2-1 victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the faltering Premier League side`s season is far from a "disaster", but his 100th game in charge is unlikely to be a celebratory occasion after he conceded defeat in the title race on Friday.
Manuel Pellegrini insists he feels no pressure to keep his job as Manchester City manager but that won`t stop speculation that his time in the job will end this season following their elimination from the Champions League on Wednesday.
Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed a suggestion his days as Manchester City manager may be numbered as his side prepare to try to overturn a 2-1 deficit to Barcelona in Wednesday`s Champions League last 16, second leg.
English champions Manchester City will look to score their 1000th Premier League goal when they play Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday. James Milner scored their 998th goal in the last league outing, against Leicester on March 5.