LONDON: Manchester United will visit RB Leipzig for the Champions League early on Wednesday morning with the confidence that they will be able to advance to the knockout rounds after realizing that they have been in trouble before.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side almost certainly advanced from the group stage after the victory at Paris Saint-Germain followed by 5-0 over RB Leipzig at home.
However, a surprise defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir left the Group H competition open and the defeat against PSG last week left the French champions United and Leipzig tied for nine points.
United only need to draw at the German club, which is currently ranked third in the Bundesliga. It allows them to advance through a collision record that is more in their favor.
They have won all five Premier League matches at home, continuing their winning streak in the league to nine games.
But United are desperate to re-establish themselves as one of the elite European clubs, also often making themselves troubled – they are lagging behind in every match away this season.
Yesterday morning’s early match at West Ham was no different. Solskjaer’s side trailed 1-0 in the first half before rising in the second half.
“The players have the confidence and confidence that we can change the situation,” Solskjaer said. “You must not panic.
“It’s true we face pressure before the end of the first half and the first half is a good time for us. We need to calm down and do it again. We’ve always done it, it’s not a coincidence, it’s a good revival.”