Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is happy enough with the club's results this season.
The Red Devils currently sit second in the Premier League, five points behind rivals City, who thrashed them 6-1 at Old Trafford.
In UEFA Champions League Group C, the Red Devils have endured home draws with Basel and Benfica but still have their future in their own hands with a match remaining.
The Scotland international is pleased with their displays so far even though Sir Alex Ferguson's man have had their critics, insisting they will continue to 'progress'.
"People can look at the season and criticise and maybe we are not in the position we would like," said Fletcher.
"Obviously, we would like to be top of the league and leading our Champions League group. But we have still had a decent start to the season.
"We had one disastrous result in the league against Manchester City and a couple of draws in the Champions League but overall it has been a solid start.
"As the season goes on, we will be looking to progress, as we always do."