Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is stuffed with reward for his workforce’s play within the derby in opposition to Manchester Metropolis. The Norwegian supervisor noticed his workforce draw 0-0 in opposition to the man townsman on Saturday at Outdated Trafford.
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“It was the very best efficiency in opposition to Manchester Metropolis since I took workplace”, Solskjaer praised his aspect after the disappointing derby. “I do know we beat them a couple of occasions final season, however these had been totally different type of video games.”
Solskjaer has received three of the six derbies in opposition to Metropolis. Final season, Manchester United triumphed twice within the Premier League (2-0 at dwelling and 1-2 away) and as soon as within the League Cup (0-1). ‘The Pink Devils’ did lose over two duels within the English cup event.
On Saturday, nevertheless, United barely managed to create alternatives. However, Solskjaer was glad with the efficiency of his workforce, which on Tuesday was eradicated within the Champions League by a defeat at RB Leipzig (3-2).
“I believe it’s nice that we’ve put such a match on the mat after the midweek recreation within the Champions League,” mentioned the 47-year-old coach. “Tactically we knew they’d trigger us some issues, however we performed very nicely defensively. We simply did not create as a lot as we needed on the ball.”
Manchester United and Manchester Metropolis barely created any possibilities at Outdated Trafford. (Picture: Professional Pictures)
Metropolis supervisor Josep Guardiola was additionally happy with the draw. “We all know we will present extra depth, however in the event you assault they’ll punish you on the counter. We’d have preferred to have created extra alternatives,” mentioned the Spaniard.
“We’ve to construct on this,” Guardiola continued. “With out spectators it’d appear to be it lacked depth, however from the sidelines I noticed the gamers combat.”
Due to the draw, Manchester Metropolis is ninth. Guardiola’s workforce is one level behind Manchester United, which occupies eighth place.
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