Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played down that Manchester United have reignated the title race following victory over Manchester City.

United beat City 2-0 at the Etihad on Sunday, ending City’s 21 game winning run.

Goals from Burno Fernandes and Luke Shaw secured victory for United, and cut City’s lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points.

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Bruno Fernandes celebrates for Manchester United. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

This lead to suggestion that Manchester United were set to reignite the title fight, However Ole downplayed this suggestions.

Ole said: “We just take one game at a time; City are too far ahead of us to think we can catch them. Last year we caught up 15 points to Leicester, but City are a different proposition.

“Even today they put us under so much pressure you could see we were playing against a very good team. When you come away with a 2-0 win and another clean sheet and a performance like this then you are delighted”.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola after the Manchester Derby. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

He continued: “Every game is different. We went back to be a little bit what we wanted to be and that’s being direct. That was the Anthony Martial of old. Until two hours before warm-up I wasn’t sure if he’d play. Today he rediscovered himself. He was really strong on the ball and very positive.

“We have to be positive, we’re a positive team. We want to play at a high tempo, but we have to defend well, you have to defend to attack the spaces that appear. There has to be a collective, no team in world football has a chance against them [City] without being a collective, hungry team who knows you have to defend well but also be positive on the ball.”

Whilst this result may be too late for Manchester United to mount a title challenge, it certainly helps them in the race for the top four.

Manchester United currently sit second in the Premier League, on 54 points.

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