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Man Utd boss Ten Hag admits derby 'puzzle' for Man City trip

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag admits he takes a patched-up squad to Manchester City today.'

United go into the game short of options at the back.

Ten Hag said: "Finally, yeah. But also, for Sunday, we have to lay the puzzle because we are still missing full-backs. We are still missing centre-halves.

"So we have to be creative but I think we can. On Wednesday, we showed we can, if we have the right plan.

"But, more important than that, if we have that passion, and that ambition, and desire and determination to win the game, then we are able to do it."

On last week's defeat to Fulham, Ten Hag also said: "Of course, it's annoying.

"It still annoys me, that game against Fulham. But it happened and, also, we can't forget what happened before that. From January on, we are in very good form, on a very good run. We bounced back [at Forest] and we have to keep this process going. We're looking forward, great games are coming up - big games and good challenges.

"So the team is really excited about that. I'm excited about going into this game, and also the coming games, but Sunday is very important."

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