Pellegrini feels that United’s summer buys still need to bed in.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has stoked the flames ahead of this weekend’s huge Manchester derby against United, report the Mirror, with the Chilean suggesting that United are yet to improve on last season despite spending around £150 million on an array of expensive new signings this summer.
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During his pre-match press conference ahead of the derby, Pellegrini was directly asked by a reporter whether the signings of Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo, Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao had significantly strengthened the Red Devils after City comfortably won both derbies last season – but Pellegrini didn’t feel that this was the case:
“They are similar.”
“I think Manchester United have bought some very important players and they are in a moment where they have started with a new manager and new players and it’s not easy to start like that.”