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Solskjaer Hails Manchester United’s Work-Rate Against City

Solskjaer Hails Manchester United’s Work-Rate Against City

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed his Manchester United side worked hard for their stunning derby victory over Manchester City.

Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw struck early in each half as United ended the Premier League leaders’ 21-match winning run in all competitions with a 2-0 success at the Etihad Stadium.

With City retaining an 11-point lead over United at the top of the table, the result may not change the outcome of the title race, but Solskjaer felt it underlined his side’s continuing improvement.

The United manager said: “We knew we had to suffer out there. We suffered a lot. They worked their nuts off.

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“I thought we started really brightly on the front foot. When you get that 1-0 lead it sets the tone for the game.

“I thought we were excellent for the first 10-15 and we settled into our shape. The second goal was incredible.

“We are going to do everything we can to keep the performance levels up every day.

“I feel we are a better team to 12, 16, 18 months ago. We have improved massively. We are more robust, resilient and there is more personality in the team. That is what I like.”

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