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Manuel Pellegrini was unsurprisingly awarded the Barclays Manager of the Month after four wins in four games at the helm of Manchester City. City have been doing brilliantly without most of their summer signings featuring prominently, leaving the manager with a peculiar problem as he selects his starting XI. Pellegrini shed light on the status of his team and his thoughts on the opposition in the pre match press conference.