If there’s one thing you don’t want to take the credit for at the moment it’s being the manager of Manchester United. But that’s exactly what Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini did after yesterday’s Capital One Cup victory over Sunderland.
Falling into the familiar trap that’s already caught out the likes of former City executive Garry Cook, Pellegrini got his Manchester clubs in a muddle.
He said: “I love pressure, so I have to manage a big team as Manchester United and to have options in other competitions is very good for all of us.”
1. One down, four to go for Manuel Pellegrini in his challenge to win five trophies in five years for Manchester City.
2. That was probably the best possible result for Sunderland in the long-term. They played well, weren’t humiliated but didn’t end up with the trophy that often results in teams clocking off in the league. Back to the relegation battle for Gus Poyet and his side.
3. The last time Sunderland witnessed a comeback as quick as City’s it was the return of tomato ketchup after Paolo Di Canio’s sacking. read more »
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho probably shouldn’t be playing football today given that he’s taking part in his first cup final in English football tomorrow, but Manuel Pellegrini will probably excuse him as long as he doesn’t pick up an injury.
The Brazilian star got himself ready for tomorrow’s trip to Wembley by having a driveway kickabout with his young son.
He wrote: “Playing with my son before travelling!!! #we#love#football.”
No cruel jokes about the kid probably being on par with the Black Cats defence, thank you.