April 21, 2021

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Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits bitter City are ahead by a ‘fair distance’

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Manchester United face a huge battle to catch rivals City and challenge for the title in the future.

The Red Devils go into Sunday’s Manchester derby 14 points behind Pep Guardiola‘s side, who have won 21 games in all competitions and sit top of the Premier League.

And Solskjaer says the runaway leaders are a ‘fair distance’ ahead of his team after showing their quality since the turn of the year. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Manchester City are a 'fair distance' ahead of United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Manchester City are a ‘fair distance’ ahead of United

Dean Henderson makes a crucial late save to help earn United a draw away at Crystal Palace

Dean Henderson makes a crucial late save to help earn United a draw away at Crystal Palace

‘Our focus is just on this one game, not where we could end up,’ Solskjaer said during his press conference on Friday.

‘We have to be the best possible Man United and try to improve on last season. More points, hopefully get to a final. We have to challenge ourselves.

‘They are ahead of us by a fair distance so it is a test for us.’

More to follow. 

Solskjaer, pictured at Selhurst Park in midweek, is now preparing for a huge Manchester derby

Solskjaer, pictured at Selhurst Park in midweek, is now preparing for a huge Manchester derby

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