Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is confident of his side’s progression into the quarter-finals of the Europa League despite his side trailing Liverpool by 2-0 from the first leg.
The Red Devils fell to goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino at Anfield in a game the Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated.
Louis van Gaal is not panicking despite the huge task facing his team as he believes that the Reds will be beaten at Old Trafford on Thursday.
“We don’t want to concede a goal. We are thinking only of making goals,” Sky Sports News quotes him as saying. “We have done that against Midtjylland in the last round. We don’t want to concede, but if we do, we can score four.
“We have to beat them with 2-0, not with 3-0 because we can do that also in extra-time. Then we have to beat them to get to the next round. But first, two-zero.”
Also, speaking about the game is injured Captain Wayne Rooney who echoed his manager’s optimism but warned that the first goal will be vital.
“Liverpool is going to be tough but two goals is doable. We have good players and the first goal will be important. If we get that, then we will be back in the game,” Rooney said.