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Man Utd boss Ten Hag: We must find way to compete with Man City

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is confident they can find a way to get a result at Manchester City today.

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Ten Hag said: ""What did I say when I started here? It [Jim Ratcliffe's comments] helps, we have to show ambition, we want to be the best, that is what United stands for. But at the same time we know also where we are now.

"We've also seen that there are moments where we go toe-to-toe, so that's the belief we have as a team. We have to pick up those moments and we have to prove it in every game and I think we're able to with this squad we have, that we can go toe-to-toe with them. The short history shows that.

"I have a lot of respect for them, but not the respect that we can think we can't win this game. On the contrary, we will show that we can win this game."

He added: "I think you can always learn from opponents who are successful and you have to do it if you want to go to higher levels.

"But at the same time we have to do it in the United way. This is a different club with a different environment with a different DNA. And that you pick up things that can be successful and you integrate it in your own model."

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