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Manuel Pellegrini supports Manchester City fans over booing of UEFA anthem

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has backed the club’s supporters over their continued booing of the Champions League anthem. City are the subject of UEFA disciplinary proceedings after fans continued to voice their disapproval of the European governing body prior to Wednesday’s Champions League match against Sevilla. Fans regularly started […]

Manuel Pellegrini denies he is punishing Vincent Kompany for playing for Belgium

Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed suggestions he is punishing his Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany for playing for Belgium. Kompany has been on the bench for both City games since Pellegrini expressed frustration that the defender played for his country in a Euro 2016 qualifier last week. The 29-year-old had missed […]

Van Gaal: Champions League travel gives City the advantage ahead of Sunday’s Manchester Derby

The Manchester derby may be five days away, but City already have an advantage over United according to Louis van Gaal. United and City meet for the first time this season on Sunday at Old Trafford. Much more than pride is at stake. If Arsenal drop points against Everton and United […]

Pellegrini criticizes Wilmots for playing Kompany during international break

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hit out at Belgium after captain Vincent Kompany featured in their final Euro 2016 qualifier this week. Kompany was called up for international duty despite missing City’s last five games with a calf injury. Pellegrini had insisted that his influential skipper would not be fit […]

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Pellegrini: Manchester City fans have ‘the right to boo and protest’ UEFA’s Champions League anthem

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is happy for fans to continue booing the Champions League anthem. City have been reported to UEFA after jeering during the competition’s traditional pre-match ceremony in a protest against the European governing body prior to last month’s home clash against Sevilla. The club could face disciplinary […]

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Belgium prepared to defy Pellegrini and play Kompany against Isreal

Vincent Kompany could feature for Belgium in Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifying clash with Israel in Brussels. The center back has missed the last five games in all competitions for Manchester City due to a calf problem, and prior to the current international break, Blues manager Manuel Pellegrini’s verdict on Kompany, with regard […]