Manchester United will go all guns blazing into a pivotal week in their season as they pursue silverware, says Nemanja Matic.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side head to Milan for the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday, with an FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester City at the weekend.
With the Premier League title surely heading across Manchester to City’s Etihad Stadium, United’s hopes of success hinge on how they fare over these two crunch clashes.
A 1-1 draw at Old Trafford left their European fate hanging in the balance, but Matic insists they will look to get on the front foot at San Siro.
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“We are coming to the end of the season so the quarter-finals and semi-finals are waiting for us,” Matic told United’s official website.
“We have to show our character, our quality, and we have to show that we are ready to win some titles.
“We will play our football because we are not a team that only defends. We always want to score more goals. I think we will play our football the same way we are always trying.
“We train every day and we will see. We are ready to compete and we have 90 minutes to show our quality.”
Speaking about the challenge facing them against Stefano Pioli’s side, Matic underlined his respect for the Serie A high-flyers and revealed he was looking forward to playing at San Siro.
“Now we know more about them. We know the way they play. We have to be wary that they are a top team,” he said.
“They play good football, they have a good coach and it’s going to be an interesting game. It’s going to be hard for us again, but we are confident and we will try to win the game.
“I never had the opportunity to play at the San Siro, this is my first time, so I am looking forward to that.
“It’s an iconic stadium as everyone knows and we are happy that we can go there and compete with them again.”
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