‘We are the number one club in Manchester, and probably the world’: optimistic Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stokes the fire of rivalry ahead of United’s great derby against City
- Boss Solskjaer said his team is the number one club in Manchester and probably the world
- United face City in derby 186 and a win will put them on the same level as their rivals
- Solskjaer said his team has put their 5-0 humiliation against Liverpool behind them.
- Silva affirmed that City will go for the jugular and backed them to overcome their hosts
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has fueled the rivalry ahead of Saturday’s Old Trafford derby by stating: “We are the number one club in Manchester, and probably the world.”
Manchester United have lagged behind in the last decade, winning a Premier League title against Manchester City’s five. But when asked if he could ever see City outshine United, Solskjaer replied: ‘No, I can’t. The point is that you have to respect what they have done in the last 10 years, even more so in the last four or five, with how dominant they have been in England and Europe. But we are Manchester United, we will always come back. I think we are the number one club in Manchester and that probably means in the world as well. ”
United face City in derby 186 in search of a victory that equals Pep Guardiola in the Premier League table.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (above) has stoked the rivalry ahead of Saturday’s Old Trafford derby by stating: ‘We are the number one club in Manchester, and probably the world’
Solskjaer insisted that his team had left behind the 5-0 humiliation against Liverpool a fortnight ago, adding: “ We have received the anti-aircraft fire and we deserve it because it was not good enough on many levels, and now we have to play. other ”. very good team. It will show if we have learned enough.
Meanwhile, Bernardo Silva has claimed that City will go for the jugular on Saturday and backed them to overcome their hosts.
The midfielder believes that City can inflict as much damage as Liverpool did at Old Trafford, although Guardiola had earlier refuted that idea in a terse press conference.
United face City in derby 186 in search of a victory that puts them on the same level as Pep Guardiola’s
Solskjaer insisted his team left behind the 5-0 humiliation against Liverpool
“We have scored so many goals this season,” Silva said. “We know when we are focused and we do it well that we are a team that has the capacity to score four or five goals per game. We are going to try to score as many goals as we can at Old Trafford ”.
Guardiola had avoided making proclamations before the derby, but Silva insisted that City should walk away with the victory given the state of the title race.
“Both teams need to win, nobody wants to score points,” he added. “I always have the feeling that we play better away than at home against them. I don’t know if it’s just in my head, but I always think that most of the games we’ve won were at Old Trafford. ‘
Bernardo Silva affirmed that City will go for the jugular and backed them to overcome their hosts
However, Manchester City manager Guardiola told his players to be wary of ‘Fergie Time’ after a collection of late rallies from Solskjaer’s team so far this season.
Guardiola, however, told his players to be wary of ‘Fergie Time’ after a series of late rallies by the Solskjaer team so far this season.
“I’m pretty sure they will push man to man up front and then defend more deeply,” he said. They will attack the canals and use Bruno Fernandes to turn something on.
‘Prepare for the last minutes of the first part and the second part. I’m pretty sure they will call Sir Alex Ferguson to install Fergie Time!