Mourinho jibe laughed off by Pellegrini

MANCHESTER City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hit back at claims from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho that his club is under pressure to win the Premier League title having spent £89m on new talent this summer.

City have added strikers Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo to their ranks, plus midfield pair Jesus Navas and Fernandinho.

But Pellegrini said: “A big club like Man City always has a lot of pressure.

“It’s very important to play under pressure. The players play better under pressure, so we’re not scared.”