Solskjaer certain of one thing happening when Manchester United face Manchester City

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Manchester United face Premier League leaders City at the Etihad on Sunday.

Ahead of the game on Sunday, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists a record will be broken when the two sides meet.

Manchester City are on a 21-match unbeaten run in all competitions while Manchester United are unbeaten in 21 away games.

“Our focus is just on this one game and not where we’re going to end up,” said Solskjaer. “We just have to be the best possible Man United and try to improve on last season.

“That means moving up the table, getting more points, hopefully challenge, get to a final and win a trophy.

“What other teams do, we can’t control. They (City) are ahead of us by a fair distance and Sunday is a chance to test ourselves against a very good team.

“They’re the only team ahead of us. We will try and claw back points and get closer to them. They have had a fantastic spell – 21 wins, we’ve had 21 away games unbeaten. One record is going to be broken, so let’s see which one it is.

“There are still 11 games to go in the Premier League. I have always said let’s get to March April before we talk about title race after 18 or 19 games.

“We’ve given ourselves a very good chance to improve. We would rather be in this position now than last season.

“There are loads of quality teams in the Premier League. We know what we can control is ourselves. If we do our jobs and get as many points as we can do, we’ll be up there.

“You’d like to win every game of football, but if you compare to last season, we’re quite a bit higher up in the league, still in Europe and the FA Cup.

“It’s the league position you think that’s where we’ve shown progress. Hopefully we can prove we’ve taken another further step. We have more experience to be in this position than last season.”