Manchester United Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted his players are having a crisis of confidence ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City.
The Red Devils have gone three games without a goal.
Ahead of the Derby, United have played three consecutive 0-0 draws.
City, on the other hand, have opened a 14-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
United have managed just two wins from their last eight league games, but Solskjaer insists his team are not out of form.
“We had a week without scoring a goal,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday.
“It’s not like six weeks with bad form. Not long we won 9-0 [against Southampton], 4-0 against a Real Sociedad team that should have won against Real Madrid at the weekend.
“I’m not buying into the narrative we’ve had such a dip in form. We’ve not had margins. Three 0-0s isn’t us and it’s not what we set out to do. We’ve defended well but lacked that spark to score. I don’t buy the out of form one.”