Erik ten Hag is confident that Manchester United ‘can beat anyone’ as the club prepare to face Wolves on Thursday night.
Ten Hag’s side have endured a challenging campaign and sit ninth in the Premier League table, ahead of the trip to Molineux tomorrow evening. United are 11 points adrift of the Champions League places, but the Dutchman insists there is confident within his squad that the Red Devils can compete with any team in the division.
“We are quite confident because on our best days we can beat anyone, but on our worst days we go down to certain limits that aren’t acceptable,” he said at his pre-match press conference.
“We have to push our limits to higher levels so that also on our worst days we can get results in.
“Everyone in the squad is very convinced about this and they know that players are returning from long-term injuries so the team will be stronger. That helps motivation, mood and spirit in the team.”
United face an uphill challenge to reach the top four this season and Ten Hag says his team must treat every game ‘as a final’ in their bid to reach Europe’s elite.
“Every game we have to see as a final and every game we have to get the best out of it. This team has so much experience, they know that.
“I’m positive that now we have our players back, although they need to get match-ready.
“We have to make the next step as a team and as individuals to get the performance. We know we have to catch up [on the top four].
“The team will be stronger. When we miss players in crucial positions it weakens the team, especially when you have to swap almost every game with the line-up.
“First of all, now we have to keep players fit; second, get them into form; and third, when we have all of that, the results will be better.”