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United won't be panic against City - Solskjaer

Fri 11 December 2020 | 14:38

Solskjaer is confident that his team will not be panic in the upcoming match against City.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side will use the disappointment of being eliminated from the Champions League as a motivation to win the upcoming derby.

United

will host the first derby of the season and this match will take place after their 3-2 defeat against Leipzig and elimination from the Champions League. However, he is confident that his team will not panic and will use the recent defeat as a motivation to defeat

Guardiola's side

.

“Any player that plays football should be frustrated and disappointed when you have lost a game so that you want to bounce back and win the next one," said Solskjaer.

"I think we’ve shown that a few times this year that we’ve handled setbacks quite well.

“It’s important not to press the panic button every time. You know in football you can’t win every game, but there are games that you lose that will stick and hurt more than others that will have more consequences than others.

"Now, we’re facing the reality of not having the Champions League for the rest of the season so we need to make sure we move on, get back into the Champions League and how we do that is just by improving from last season.”

Solskjaer confirmed that Cavani and Martial, who missed their side's recent game against Leipzig due to injury, will be fit for the derby.

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