Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy has hailed the work of Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini. Pellegrini is favourite for the Manchester City job following the sacking of Roberto Mancini.

Van Nistelrooy told The Sun: "Pellegrini is one of the best coaches I worked under. He's a big strategist but nothing like Mancini.

"He's always in conversation with his squad, offering plenty of chances to young players.

"That characterises his quality work and he'll be good value in the Premier League."