Mourinho has regularly claimed the league is City's to lose. Pellegrini raises an eyebrow when asked to respond to the latest missive from the Chelsea boss.
"I have no comment on anything about what Mourinho has said," he says wearily. Asked about his own record as a defender and how he'd go about stopping City's attack, he lightens up: "I can't give you the secret!" he says, breaking into a smile.