City boss sticks it to rivals.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has stoked the fires of his side’s rivalry with cross-city neighbours Manchester United by claiming that his side are bigger, the Metro reports.
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Speaking ahead of his side’s last 16 clash with Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, the Chilean chief claimed that there has been a power shift in the Northwest and that his team were now the top dogs in the city.
“The biggest team is City now, but we can’t forget the last few years,” he said.
His words are bound to generate a reaction from United fans, though, despite the diplomatic tone to his statement and he may come to regret those words come March 25 when the two sides meet each other again.
Whilst United continue to struggle this season it is worth remembering that they are the UK’s most successful football club with 20 league titles under their belt.
However, they are currently sat in seventh place in the Premier League table and to add insult to the injury of missing out on the defence of their title they could also be set to miss out on bringing European football to Old Trafford next season.