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Solskjaer aims a dig at City’s lost derby years

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims a dig at Manchester City’s time in the lower divisions and the lack of a Manchester Derby for a few years.

In 1996 Manchester City was relegated to the second tier of English football. That coincided with the arrival of Solskajer as a player at United.

It was not until 2000 that they made it back to the top flight, the Norweigan went four seasons without experiencing a Manchester Derby.

Rather than discuss the tactics and injuries to both teams, he was keen to share this fact in his pre-match press conference.

Solskjaer could not help have a little dig at what Sir Alex Ferguson once called the “noisy neighbors.”

According to the clubs official website, manutd.com, he had this to say in this weekends derby.

“At least we play every year now.”

“It took many years before I played a Manchester derby myself.”

“It’s changed in a way.”

“City are a better team now than when I was playing and football has changed quite a lot.”

United fans will be hoping for the kind of derby results from years gone by, and not som of the most recent results.