United claimed their second successive victory as they secured a 2-1 derby victory over Manchester City on Saturday, three days after defeating Tottenham - managed by former boss Jose Mourinho - by the same scoreline.
With Marcus Rashford having already matched his total tally of league goals from last season and Anthony Martial having netted what proved to be the victor against City, Maguire believes United's frontline has the quality to push them towards Champions League qualification.
"I think we all know United's record against the big teams when the big teams open up and we can expose on the counter-attack, the next step is breaking teams down".More news: Reasons Not to Install Galaxy S10 Android 10 & 9 Reasons You Should
Speaking after the match, Fred said: "Unfortunately, we are still in a backward society".
City have already conceded 19 goals in 16 league games this season, compared to 23 goals in the entire 2018-19 campaign.
"We are not able to be consistent like we were in the last two seasons so that is the reality and you have to help the players". "Maybe we need to live that as a club to improve, to accept the reality now and improve", Guardiola, who spoke to the media in a press conference after the derby loss, added.More news: Flu now widespread in Pennsylvania, causing 5 deaths
"The reality is we are 14 points behind for the mistakes we have done, for the quality of our opponents and especially, as well, the things we can not control", said Guardiola. "That is the reality but we have to continue", Guardiola further stated.
The big game of the weekend saw Manchester City travel to Kingsmeadow to take on Chelsea and looked like they might be coming away with a win until Bethany England scored and set Maren Mjelde up to earn her side a 2-1 victory.
"We have other competitions to play, other games to fight and improve on that".More news: Liverpool manager Klopp admits tough to stop 'exceptional' Haaland