Manchester United players currently feeling the pressure to win some silverware for the club this season, and midfielder Marouane Fellaini has indicated that United face a make-or-break week and they will not take Midtjylland lightly on Thursday evening.
After Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Premier League strugglers Sunderland, United’s hopes of a top-four finish have remained questionable and the players are currently calling on each other to push for the FA Cup and Europa League.
United manager Louis van Gaal has already said that Europa League might be their best opportunity to get back into next season’s Champions League and in that context, Fellaini admits he is not a big fan of the recovery times but this week is a huge for the Red Devils.
“It is a big week when you play on Thursday and then either Sunday or Monday – the recovery time is a lot less”, the midfielder told MUTV.
“But we want to do the best we can in the Europa League, as it is a competition there to be won. “Make no mistake, we’ll be going into Thursday’s game aiming to win, as we want to do well in the competition.”
Manchester United will travel to Denmark for the first leg of their Europa League round clash against FC Midtjylland on Thursday, and the midfielder insists that they are in completion to win.
“They [Midtjylland] will be very aggressive as they want to win and show that they are a good team, but we are strong too and have great players,” Fellaini added.
“We have the capacity to win and we want to win the game, even though it will be difficult. We have to be motivated because we know they will be.”