Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted responsibility for their 4-2 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The Chilean has come under severe pressure after the loss to their fierce rivals, and could be in danger of losing his job at the end of the season. The Citizens have lost eight of their last 17 games in a period which has seen them crash out of the Champions League and the Premier League title race.
This latest setback leaves the Sky Blues languishing in fourth place, and facing the prospect of a play off match to get in to the Champions League next season. They could even be in danger of not qualifying at all with Liverpool having the chance to close the gap to just four points on Monday night against Newcastle United. With the poor form of the defending champions you wouldn’t put it past them to give the Reds a chance by losing again.
Pellegrini said after their derby match: “I always think it is my responsibility.” When pushed on what changes he can make, this response was: “Winning.”