Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds Would Love to Be like Us, Says Pelle

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds Would Love to Be like Us, Says Pelle

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MANUEL Pellegrini says it could be worse for City fans fed up by their likely failure to top their Champions League groupfi they could be United!

Or, for that matter, Chelsea and Arsenal, the other two English teams still facing do-or-die missions in order to qualify for the last 16.

The Blues booked their place in next Monday's draw with two games to spare.

But, unless they beat Borussia Monchengladbach in their final group game tonight, and Juventus lose at Sevilla, they will be odds- on to draw Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.

However, Pellegrini says it is time to stop being pessimistic about the draw, stressing: "Chelsea, United and Arsenal would like to be in our position."

The Blues face Borussia - who beat Bayern 3-1 at the weekend - without the injured Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Fernando and Samir Nasri, while young striker Kelechi Iheanacho is ineligible. …

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