Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United will fight to delay Manchester City’s Premier League title celebrations “as long as we can”.
Defeat for United against Aston Villa on Sunday would have sealed City’s third title in four years, after the leaders lost to Chelsea on Saturday.
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“At least we don’t travel back to a party on the blue side tonight,” the United boss told BBC Sport.
Solskjaer, whose side are 10 points behind Manchester City with a game in hand, admitted United would have to pull off “the biggest upset in football history” to win a first Premier League title since 2013.
However, he added his players would take satisfaction from postponing City’s title confirmation further.
“That’s a good thing, that’s the best thing, at least we don’t drive into a blue army tonight,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “We’ll try to delay it as long as we can.”