MANCHESTER -- Manuel Pellegrini believes English football's heavy winter workload helps account for the poor performance of Premier League teams in Europe.
The Chilean's Manchester City were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona on Tuesday and were one of four of England's top seven sides to suffer setbacks in continental competitions this week.
MANCHESTER -- Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City have been handed an advantage against Liverpool by the Merseysiders' draining workload in the Europa League.
Liverpool played 120 minutes against Besiktas in Istanbul on Thursday before losing on penalties, only arriving back in England in the early hours of Friday morning, and then kick off at midday local time on Sunday.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers had said even before the game that the scheduling gave City an advantage, and Pellegrini...
Manchester City have a star-studded squad yet seem to be stuck in a rut near the top of the Premier League. They face an uphill battle to defend their league title, while their hopes of finally making significant progress in the Champions League took a serious hit in Tuesday's 2-1 defeat to Barcelona at the Etihad.
How much of that is down to the manager? And is Manuel Pellegrini really the right man to push this team over the top?
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