Manchester City morning news: Owners expect silverware in Europe in this timeframe

A round up of news stories this morning about Manchester City.

Manuel Pellegrini has reportedly been ordered to reach the last eight of the Champions League with Manchester City.

City have struggled in Europe since the qualified for the competition, but the owners appear to be demanding progress.

The Telegraph suggests the owners feel it could take the club another five-years to win the tournament.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has leapt to the defence of midfielder Yaya Toure.

Toure has received plenty of criticism for his recent performances as his form at the Etihad has dipped.

“He's done so much for this club, he's always played brilliantly. I'm not sure I completely agree with your opinions. For me he is always an important player, when he does well the team does well,” said the Belgian.

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says the side have to change in Europe.

City were held to a 1-1 draw against Roma earlier this week after losing their first Champions League game at Bayern Munich.

“We play against big teams from other countries who have a lot of technical players, and our team have to learn to play a different way,” said the Brazilian.

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