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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “delighted with the outcome” against Man City.

Updated: Mar 10, 2020

Solskjaer says Man United still need to improve despite win over Man City.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says it as "a privilege" to be Manchester United manager following Sunday’s derby victory over Manchester City.

The Red Devils secured a vital 2-0 win over Pep Guardiola’s Citizens at Old Trafford, thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay.

Following the win, the Norwegian revealed he was happy he couldn’t “put a finger on anything that was a negative”.

"The desire, attitude, commitment, the connection between fans and the team. What a day they've had today, both the players and the fans," Solskjaer told Sky Sports on Sunday.

"Of course, they make us defend - that's just the type of team they are - but our fans could see players with commitment and attitude and desire. We've done our job then.

"I think we at times pressed them and pushed them back. We tried to be aggressive with the wing-backs and three up front, so we ended up with three at the back. When we hit the press, we made them make mistakes and we're happy with the result.

"I can't put a finger on anything [that was a negative] but, at times, you'd like to defend with the ball in the team sometimes, but I'm not going to complain!

"It's a privilege to be a manager of a squad and players with this attitude. They give us absolutely everything they've got, every time they play, and you can't ask for more.

"We're gonna improve as a team; they're gonna improve as players. There were two or three times today: head up, and we score goals. Twice, Dan James could just square it, once for Bruno [Fernandes] and once for Anthony; Anthony should square it for Bruno.

"Those little things will come, but it's a privilege. They want to learn, and they listen to the advice we give them.

"It's a derby: the fans love it, the players love it. Sometimes, you can say it's only three points, but for our players to beat a team like Man City, with the problems that we've had as well, is fantastic. I'm just delighted for them.

"We played against an absolute top, top team and, of course, we had to defend, and they had possession, but we're delighted with the outcome."

United goalscorer Scott McTominay told Sky Sports: "That was such a sweet moment. Credit to the boys. Sticky first 20 minutes and we had to keep going.

"We will take confidence from that but in the coming weeks we have got to keep the run going.

"It's such a beautiful feeling to score like that in front of the fans. But we can’t get too carried away and need to keep pushing for the Champions League."

The Red Devils are on a 10-game unbeaten run and completed a Premier League double over Man City for the first time since 2009-10.

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