We head to Old Trafford later today (Sunday, March 15) off the back of consecutive Premier League wins against Swansea City and Queens Park Rangers – the ideal response after Europa League and Capital One Cup Final disappointment in recent weeks.
We’ve also earned famous victories in our last two visits to United and Head Coach Mauricio says we must have the right mentality in order to make it a hat-trick at the home of the Red Devils.
“I’m very pleased with the response since the cup final, the answer from the players was fantastic with two great performances and results,” he said.
“This is very important for us and now we keep working and we focus on Manchester United.
“Always keeping a winning mentality is key. We know we have ahead a very tough game, Manchester United are a very good team but we have to believe in our way and try to get the three points.”
With the race for the European places hotting up as the end of the season draws nearer, Mauricio was reluctant to place added emphasis on today’s game – insisting every outing is equally vital in the run-in.
“All matches are important,” he added. “Swansea and QPR were very important games and I think that we need to go step-by-step.
“The team is focused to compete this weekend and this is the most important thing. Manchester United are a very good team, they have very good players and it will be a very tough game.”