City still can't cut it

Manchester City are known for two things; spending a ludicrous amount of money, and never giving managers a fair chance.

Although Roberto Mancini was able to win the Premier League title two seasons ago, it seemed only a matter of time before he was replaced, and this is exactly what happened.

During the summer Manuel Pellegrini became the new man in charge at the Etihad, and unsurprisingly spent in excess of £100million in an attempt to improve his side.

Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic were the four big name players that the Chilean manager opted for this summer, and despite this, the Sky Blue’s still look as though they are going to fall short yet again.

Yes they did beat Manchester United 4-1 just two weeks ago, but they also threw away a 2-1 lead against an Aston Villa side who were missing Christian Benteke, and this simply isn’t good enough.

On the back of that they were destroyed by Bayern Munich on their own pitch on Wednesday night and this is all down to one reason; they just aren’t good enough at the back.

Vincent Kompany is no doubt one of the best defenders in the world, but when City are without him they are vulnerable.

Lescott is far past his best, and both Mataja Nastasic and new boy Martin Demichelis are miles away from Kompany’s standard.

The Citizens currently lie in 7th place and even at this early stage there is probably already speculation regarding Pellegrini’s future.

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