Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "Man City Are United's Little Brother"

Former United striker Solskjaer stokes the flames ahead of Manchester Derby

Manchester United Legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has dismissed Manchester City as "Manchester United's Little Brother" ahead of this weekend's crunch top of the table clash between the two derby rivals. He went on to goad City by claiming they wouldn't "ever take their little brother's place." Speaking to Football Focus, the Norwegian, who bagged 126 goals in 366 appearances in an 11-year career at Old Trafford, said:

"It's always this thing about being the big brother and the little brother coming to try to overtake the big brother. "That always happens in families and in clubs - the young player hoping to take the old player's position - and City are hoping to overtake United. I don't think they'll ever be able to."
Manchester United are top of the Barclays Premier League by three points, whilst City trail by three points in second place. A win for City at the Etihad however would put the two teams level at the summit, but Solskjaer, who scored that famous winning goal in the 1999 Champions League Final, isn't concerned about his former clubs ability to stand up and make themselves counted when it matters most.
"Man United have over the years - and through their history - won in dramatic fashion. In the club's history, you've had so many disappointments, like the disaster, and they have always stood up again and bounced back. It's just in the DNA."
Meanwhile, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted his concern over his sides recent defensive frailties. United have conceded 32 goals in all competitions this season, and Ferguson conceded: "It's a worry."
"If we perform like that on Sunday then God knows what's going to happen to us."
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Joseph is an accredited football journalist and has interviewed nearly all of the current 20 Barclay's Premier League managers. He is also a correspondent for Bleacher Report and has written for Caught Offside and Give Me Football.