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Solskjaer wary of Man City’s tactical fouls

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his players to be ready for Manchester City’s tactical fouling ahead of Wednesday night’s Manchester derby.

Manchester United host City at Old Trafford in one of the most crucial derby fixtures in recent seasons, looking to put a dent in their local rival’s title hopes.

City trail leaders Liverpool by two points ahead of the fixture, and prior to the game Solskjaer has echoed sentiments by predecessor Jose Mourinho that Pep Guardiola’s side can be cynical in stopping counter-attacks.

“We have to be ready for their pressing,” Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference.

“They have quality on the ball so we have to defend well. When we win it, we have to be ready for their aggression because they will snap at your ankles and heels, and kick you.

“They will not allow us easy counter-attacking. There will be fouls, no doubt about it, because they commit so many players forward and will be stopping us as high as they can.”

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