Manchester City Outcast Hits Out At Manager Manuel Pellegrini Treatment

City star says Pellegrini didn’t show him faith.

Manchester City outcast Alvaro Negredo has revealed that he left the club on loan this summer because he did not feel the trust of manager Manuel Pellegrini, according to the Manchester Evening News.

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The Spanish centre-forward had a mixed first season in the Premier League last term, hitting a fine run of form in the early part of the campaign before trailing off towards the end with a long run without finding the back of the net.

Negredo then made the loan switch to Valencia this summer as he sought to ensure he would be playing regular first-team football this season, with City boss Pellegrini unable to guarantee him that.

The 29-year-old was up against a great deal of competition for places at the Etihad Stadium, with big names such as Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic all currently ahead of him in the club’s pecking order.

This allowed Pellegrini to send him away for the season, in a temporary deal that perhaps seems likely to become permanent after Negredo criticised his manager for not showing enough faith in him during his time in England, which prompted him to seek a return to his native Spain.

“I spoke with him (Pellegrini),” he said. “I told him that I wanted to return to Spain and that I wanted to have more confidence because I knew that with him I’d never feel it no matter how many times he told me I would.”

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