Manchester rivals vie for final Champions League place

"Hopefully they keep improving as players and it'll be a really bright future for Manchester United".

Now, that may initially sound like bad news to those in North London.

Leicester ended their remarkable title-winning season with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea and are 50/1 for the Champions League and 28/1 to retain their Premier League crown next year.

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Fellow Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry, meanwhile, reminded City that they have not qualified for the Champions League yet, because they have to take part in a play-off in August.

"I also think that it is very important to consider we played around 17 or 18 games more than Leicester this season".

Pellegrini said: "If we make a summary of the three seasons I was in charge here, we were the team that had more points, we were the team that had better performances as a manager, we were the team that in the three seasons we always scored the most goals".

Manchester City are without a win in four games in all competitions and would dearly like to address that record at Swansea.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said Guardiola will want to make City dominant - just like Manchester United were.

"I think it is still possible but it is not in our own hands and that is the difference", Van Gaal said of his side's slim chance of a top-four finish.

Pellegrini will take plenty of stand-out moments from his time at City, including taking the club to their first Champions League semi-final this season where they were knocked out 1-0 on aggregate by Real Madrid.

Finishing in the Champions League places is the only place Manchester United should be finishing. "The third thing is that in the whole season we were always in the Champions League spots and the fourth thing is that it was a very hard season, especially in January and February when we were involved in four competitions".

Swansea has little to play for, having secured its Premier League status last month, but has beaten Liverpool and West Ham in its last two games - scoring seven goals in the process.

"I have spoken with my chairman (Huw Jenkins) and we start with a good team".

It is also notable that City were held to a 2-2 draw at home against Arsenal last weekend and have failed to win any of their last four matches in all competitions as a effect (L2-D2).

'It is a good season because we won the Capital One (Cup).

The 62-year-old confirmed that Pablo Zabaleta, David Silva and Vincent Kompany would miss the trip to the Liberty Stadium.

"There are six teams who are very close to each other with the money they spend and potential".

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