Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called on Manchester United to ‘move on’ from their Champions League exit ahead of this weekend’s huge Manchester derby clash.
United crashed out of the Champions League in midweek following a 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig in Germany, the Red Devils dropping into the Europa League following a dreadful defensive display against last season’s semi-finalists.
Solskjaer’s side return to Premier League action this weekend and will be hoping to maintain their impressive domestic form, having won each of their past four league fixtures ahead of the visit of Manchester City.
The Norwegian believes a derby clash against Pep Guardiola’s side is the perfect fixture to bounce back from their early elimination in Europe, calling on his side to address the slow starts of recent fixtures and continue their impressive record against City.
United have won three of the past four meetings between the two sides in all competitions, including a 2-0 victory in the last encounter at Old Trafford in early March.
“Starting quickly is one thing and we want to start good,” said Solskjaer at his pre-match press conference.
“We have done well in last few games against City but there are loads of things we can do better.
“We got pegged back in the beginning in midweek and they scored from crosses, which was disappointing.
“We really wanted to go through but we have to move on. It was a tight group decided by fine margins. Focus has been on this game and Manchester derby. That is the best game you can ask for.”
United currently sit sixth in the Premier League ahead of tomorrow evening’s derby day clash, five points adrift of league leaders Tottenham with a game in hand.