Manchester United effectively ended the defence of their Premier League title.
City’s fourth straight away defeat left them fourth, 12 points behindleaders Chelsea, while Liverpool could cut the gap behind to four points if they beat Newcastle on Monday night.
Pellegrini took responsibility for the defeat, saying “the only way we can change this is by winning games.”
But the Chilean, who is now odds-on to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job, said: “I am not talking about my position. It is not important.”
City took the lead at Old Trafford but were overrun as United ran riot until Sergio Aguero scored his second goal late on to add a note of respectability to the scoreline.
“The only way to explain our run is that we don’t have the results. We lost many points, not only in this game which was a very difficult one, but in others too,” Pellegrini said.
“We played very well for 20 minutes but we must not play just for 20 minutes, we must play for the whole game in the same way.
“We are concerned but now we must try to win the next game at home to West Ham.
“We have been first or second the whole year and now we are fourth but United and Arsenal have to play against Chelsea. We have 18 more points to play for. We must not be dramatic.” – DPA-ANA
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