OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has claimed Pep Guardiola’s men are the top dogs in Manchester following City’s 2-0 win at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are currently on their worst run since 1962 having lost seven out of their last nine games in all competitions.
In that time, United have shipped in 20 goals, while netting just six times – with the club yet to score from open play since April 2.
The loss against the Citizens leaves Solskaer’s side all-but certain to be playing Europa League football next season, as they sit three points behind Chelsea in fourth spot.
While City have leapfrogged Liverpool back into first place as they need to win their last three games to retain the Premier League title.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Solskjaer, 46, said: “We got a reaction, but we were beaten by a better team. But we had a go.
“We didn’t hit the target too many times but the work rate was there. We just wasn’t good enough.
“There’s a difference in quality – that’s why they are top of the league. They’ve set the standard. Living in Manchester, we can’t be happy with that.
“That’s up to us to close the gap and eventually overtake them. That’s the challenge.”
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Before adding: “Having a time like this we must stick together, batten down the hatches and make sure we don’t do anything rash or stupid.
“We must stick together as a team and come back fighting.”
United legend Roy Keane has claimed that the current squad will throw Solskjaer under the bus just as they did to Jose Mourinho in a scathing attack.