SWP, speaking to Absolute Radio's Rock 'N' Roll Football at an EA SPORTS FIFA 14 preview event, is backing Manuel Pellegrini to be a success at the Etihad.
"I wish the manager good luck but it's going to be really hard and I think it's going to be a different season this year. I think a lot of people might underestimate United because Fergie is not there but in general I think it's going to be a difficult season for all of them."
Hear the full Shaun Wright Phillips interview this Saturday on Absolute Radio before live commentary of West Ham v Cardiff at 3pm. Listen on 105.8 FM in London and check out absoluteradio.co.uk/listen for nationwide.
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