Manchester United extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches and completed a Premier League (PL) double over Manchester City for the first time in 10 years as Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay sealed a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford on Sunday.
It was also a third win for Man United against Pep Guardiola’s men this term.
“I haven’t beaten Pep three times, it’s my players that have. Yes, I do believe in my capabilities of improving this club as much as I can,” said Solskjaer.
“To see the connections between the players, the team and the fans today – what an atmosphere. At the end, seeing everyone in the stands. You turn around and you see Sir Alex [Ferguson] up there, he is proud and it’s a big moment for every one of us,” added the Man United manager.
The win for the ‘Red Devils’ sees them move up to fifth on the log standings while a seventh League defeat for Man City means leaders Liverpool are now only two wins away from clinching their first League title in 30 years.
“Our game is there, we played really good in terms of coming here. They wait and did long balls on the counter-attack for James and Martial,” said Guardiola.
“I respect all of my players and they did really well. I tell them when I’m not happy but I think we were good.”
Despite suffering yet another defeat, Guardiola is adamant that his side played well.
City’s seventh PL loss means Guardiola has now lost the most League games in a season in his managerial career
“We play a good game. The schedule, we know. Liverpool are far away and we want to play the game for ourselves. We thought about today and we did it.
“I’m satisfied, I know we lost, but I liked the game we played. When I don’t like it, I tell you,” he added.
Premier League Weekend Results
Chelsea 4-0 Everton
Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City
Burnley 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Sheffield United 1-0 Norwich City
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
Southampton 0-1 Newcastle United
Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford
Arsenal 1-0 West Ham United
Liverpool 2-1 AFC Bournemouth
Log Standings Top 6
By FARPost Reporter