West Ham: Manuel Pellegrini on if he wants Man Utd win more because he was Man City manage | Football | Sport


West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini insists that he doesn’t have any personal problem with Manchester United, ahead of their match on Sunday.

The Hammers host United at the London Stadium at 2pm on Sunday, with both teams locked on eight points in the Premier League.

Pellegrini wants to win against the Red Devils, but not because of his history with rivals Manchester City.

Instead, he insisted that West Ham are the only team he’s concentrating on.

When asked if he wants to beat United more because of his City past, Pellegrini said: “No, no, no.

“I don’t have any problem with Man United. It was our major rival maybe the year I was in City but not now.

“It’s just to demonstrate that West Ham can be a big team same as they are.”

Pellegrini won the Premier League title in his first year as City manager, in 2013-2014.

He also won the League Cup in the same year, and then regained the trophy two years later.

The Chilean became the first manager from outside of Europe to win the title.

But, he’s now focussed on his job in east London, and has made a good start to the new season.

The Hammers are joint fourth in the Premier League, level on points with the likes of United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.

They’ve only lost one match in their five league matches; a 5-0 home defeat to City. But Pellegrini has insisted that the club need to become a consistent team, and will hope that another defeat doesn’t come around any time soon.

“The game against Man City; we did mistakes that we had prepared not to do,” he said.

“But we continued working in the same way. We want to be a team that goes for the game in the first minute.

“So far, the results are what we want and what we expected. We must continue to be a consistent team.”

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