Abraham Lincoln's famous quote -- "I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday" -- seems appropriate to Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini after Liverpool's 2-1 victory over City on Sunday struck a blow to their title ambitions.
Pellegrini, who brought such barnstorming football to the Etihad last season, seems to have lost himself in a narrow streak of tactical stubbornness. In the process, he may also be losing crucial backing among City's bedrock support.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has said he would like to end his career in Major League Soccer.
The Frenchman signed a five-year contract last summer, committing himself to City until 2019.
But he is thinking of eventually crossing the Atlantic and following in the footsteps of former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry, who ended his playing days with New York Red Bulls.
Nasri began his career with Marseille and is tempted by the thought of a return to the Stade Velodrome, but believes that move...
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes he should be judged at the end of the season, and not now.
The City boss is coming under increasing pressure after his side suffered back-to-back defeats to Barcelona and Liverpool, denting both their hopes of progressing in the Champions League and defending their Premier League title.
The Chilean won both the league and the Capital One Cup in his first year in charge at the Etihad Stadium, but is on course to end the current campaign without silverware.
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