The Red Devils boss wants to leave a morale-boosting victory over Man City in the past and keep focused secured on the current and future.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s derby victory over City counts for little in the grand scheme of things as”nothing becomes background faster than a soccer game.”
The Red Devils enjoyed a morale-boosting success over their arch-rivals last time out in Old Trafford.
A 2-0 victory has kept United in the search for a top-four finish in the Premier League, while they’re also seeking to chase down FA Cup and Europa League victory.
Attention is now being changed to continental matters, before the first leg of a last-16 tie with LASK, and Solskjaer is eager to make certain that the focus stays locked on the current and future.
Quizzed on the advantages of beating City in continuing quests across multiple fronts, the Red Devils boss told the club’s official site: “You do not have enough time to be on a high for too long. You dust yourselves off and prepare for another one.
“That is the challenge, you must kick and treat this as the beginning of the season.
“Yes, it was a fantastic day with the fans and the team. We conquer City again and it was a excellent atmosphere, watching Scotty [McTominay] slipping on his knees in front of the Stretford End was incredible. [But] it has gone.
“Nothing becomes history faster than a soccer game. It’s not like we are 1-0 or 2-0 up against LASK because of the. We have got to begin well, play well and do our job.”
LASK are something of an unknown quantity for United, as they grace the latter phases of their Europa League for the first time in their history.
The Red Devils does, however, have a player on their books who can provide some insight.
Bruno Fernandes confronted the Austrian outfit earlier in the summer when still on the books at Sporting, with the Portuguese midfielder eager to point out that he stays unbeaten against them.
Solskjaer added: “To be honest when we got the draw, it was helpful that Bruno was there.
“He said it is going to be a really challenging game. They dropped against them won 2-1 at home. They dropped away from home but he said he did not play that one!
“He said it is going to be a difficult game for us and the players have to be ready.”
After shooting in apocalyptic actions, United will return to national responsibility on Sunday with another testing experience against Tottenham and former manager Jose Mourinho.