Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday brushed off suggestions his team’s form has dipped after three goalless draws in all competitions and backed them to regain their spark in Sunday’s Premier League derby against Manchester City.

“We’ve had a week without scoring… it’s not like we had six weeks with no form. We beat Sociedad 4-0 (in the first leg), Southampton 9-0,” Solskjaer told reporters.

“It’s also the opposition. I’m not buying into the narrative that we’ve had a dip in form. Three 0-0’s isn’t really us but we have lacked a bit of spark… We’ve not been clinical enough but they’ve been tight games and it’s a chance to put that right.

“In the Premier League when opponents don’t make mistakes you’ve got to earn it. We lacked that, but then we are still unbeaten (away). Three-four weeks ago the narrative was we couldn’t defend, now it is that we can’t score.”…

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