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.
Vincent Kompany has been dropped for Manchester City's clash against Leicester City at the Etihad on Wednesday night.
Kompany, the City skipper, has come under the spotlight in recent games as errors against Barcelona and Liverpool in the past two games have led to criticism.
The central defender has been replaced in the side by Martin Demichelis as City look to close the gap on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.
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...