Manchester City’s new manager Manuel Pellegrini underwent his first press conference since taking charge over from Roberto Mancini on Wednesday.
As well as saying he wanted to outfox city rivals Man United, the Chilean also addressed chief executive Ferran Soriano’s ambitions of five trophies in five years.
The 59-year-old said: “Just five? No problem. (LAUGHS) We will try to work and we will do our best here and then we will see how many trophies we, we can, we can win.
“Well I know that the most important thing for all the fans of Manchester City is to beat Manchester United and if I am here I am it’s because I am sure we will do it. I am sure that this year, same as other years, Manchester City will be top of Manchester United; we will try at least.”
As well as attempting to reclaim the Premier League title they won in 2012, Pellegrini will also aim to improve City’s poor record in the Champions league where last season they suffered a second successive group-stage exit.