Ralf Rangnick has urged Manchester United to ‘keep the momentum’ ahead of the club’s clash with Watford this weekend.
United host the relegation-threatened Hornets at Old Trafford on Saturday, looking for a third consecutive Premier League win to keep their push for a top four finish alive.
Rangnick’s side also battled to a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday evening and the German is keen for his side to extend their unbeaten run and continue their momentum.
“It’s very important but this is the case with almost every game we have in the future, we have to keep the momentum, win tomorrow against Watford and be ready for the upcoming games against the top teams,” Rangnick told his pre-match press conference.
“We are fully aware we have to win tomorrow.”
The fixture with Watford is followed by a daunting run of fixtures for the Red Devils, who meet Manchester City in the Manchester derby next weekend before clashes with Tottenham, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool in succession.
Rangnick admitted he is aware the following month could play a pivotal part in his side’s season, but says the focus is on one game at a time ahead of Watford’s arrival at Old Trafford.
“It could but it only makes sense to take one game after another.
“Now the job is to fully recover from the game the day before yesterday, play at the highest possible level against Watford and then we have a week to prepare for the derby against Manchester City.”