Trevor Sinclair believes Manchester City players are definitely behind Pellegrini

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The former Manchester City star and BBC pundit was impressed with their fast start against West Ham.

Manchester City's season may have descended from trying to defend their Premier League title to simply ensuring they don't miss out on the top four but their players are still firmly behind Manuel Pellegrini - according to Trevor Sinclair.

The pundit, who spent four years at City after moving from Sunday's opponents West Ham United, feels the energetic start of Pellegrini's men against the Hammers showed they are still in full support of the boss.

Sinclair saw a 'really high tempo' and 'commitment' off the ball - something he believes no squad would show so much of if they weren't playing for their manager.

Questions have been asked of Manuel Pellegrini for some time now, with a lack of tactical nous and a seeming passiveness desperately holding Manchester City back this season.

It has been argued, though, that the club's hierarchy deserve more criticism for poor dealings in the transfer market.

Whatever City's future holds, however, they certainly needed a response against West Ham. And they got it.

While Sinclair wouldn't have enjoyed watching West Ham lose, then, he was delighted by another of his former clubs. If the Manchester City players are still in support of Pellegrini, he may last in the job just yet.

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