Man Utd boss Solskjaer: No heavy prep for derby


"Early on I didn't think we played particularly well but of course when you get two goals the way we did that was pleasing".

And the Norwegian says his side will play their usual game as they attempt to extend their unbeaten run to nine matches in all competitions. "I want Derby to win in this game and after the game I'll go back to being a Manchester United fan and wanting them to win in the games after our one".

The 30-year-old Nigerian striker, who arrived at Old Trafford in January on loan till the end of the season from China's Shanghai Shenhua, doubled his tally in the 70th minute with a left-footed shot off a rebound.

Even after that streak, there's the FA Cup quarterfinal against Norwich.

"With the commitment they have they are getting better".

The Citizens will return to Premier League action after Pep Guardiola's side were 2-1 winners against Aston Villa in the League Cup final at Wembley last weekend. "I've got no doubt he'll only get better".

He is expected to lead the City attack, with Raheem Sterling and Mahrez flanking him on either side. They are used to, "you're not allowed to tackle me" nearly.

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"Sometimes our young boys, they are not used to that from the academy".

"Sometimes you open up too many spaces and that's what we did for 10, 15 or 20 minutes [in the Carabao Cup defeat] after they scored a worldie [Bernardo Silva's goal]".

Daniel James is now being assessed after a suffering a knock.

"I said many times it looks like we are linked with a thousand million players every month", Guardiola told reports ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

Midfield: Manchester United will continue to be without Paul Pogba this weekend as the French worldwide is still working his way back to fitness following a serious ankle injury.

"Well, he's touch and go because he rolled his ankle but hopefully he'll recover quickly".

"One day in a conversation with him I just motivated him to train a little bit harder because that was the only thing that he needed in that moment for him to compete at the high level in the Premier League or Spain or a different league".