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Solskjaer on Manchester derby win | 'A privilege to manage squad with this attitude'


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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his players' desire to beat their cross-city rivals Manchester City pleased him the most after the 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

It is the first time since Alex Ferguson's era in charge of the Red Devils ended that United have done the double against the Blues.

It also means that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have now gone 10 games unbeaten in all competitions.

 

"The desire, attitude, commitment, connection between fans and players pleased me most," said Solskjaer to Sky Sports.

"We pressed them, pushed them back, we tried to be aggressive and we made them make mistakes.

"It is a privilege to be a manager of a squad with this attitude. You cannot ask for more.

"For our players to beat a team like Manchester City is fantastic, I am delighted for them."

 

Meanwhile, the loss for Manchester City means that Liverpool are now just two wins away from claiming the Premier League title.

"We played good, we missed a little in the final third but the second half was better and it was a good performance," said Pep Guardiola after the match at Old Trafford.

"Our game is there, we played really good in terms of coming here. They waited and did long balls on the counter-attack for James and Martial."

Manchester United's second goal came courtesy of Ederson misjudging a throw-out and passed the ball straight into the path of Scott McTominay.

The Scot took the shot on first time from 25 yards to double the Red Devils lead.

 

"Ederson saved one or two, he's an exceptional goalkeeper.

"I don't come to judge my players, mistakes are part of the game. He will recover and is an exceptional goalkeeper. We cannot say we lost because Kevin [De Bruyne] is not here. Of course, Kevin is so important but everyone is important. It would be so unfair for the guys.

"I respect all of my players and they did really well. I tell them when I'm not happy but I think we were good."


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