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Harry Maguire fully expects Manchester United to prove their mettle and secure progress towards the knockout phase of the Champions League at RB Leipzig.
Group H has gone all the way, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men tied at nine points with Tuesday’s hosts and last season’s finalists Paris St Germain.
United will seal their place in the round of 16 if they avoid defeat at Leipzig. But a return to action for the Europa League awaits in 2021 should they falter against a team defeated 5-0 at Old Trafford in October..
When asked if it was unacceptable for a club of such stature not to make it out of the group, United captain Maguire said: “Well of course we hope to pass in the group.
“Regardless of which teams they put in our group, any of the four teams, we hope to pass.
“We hope to go to all the games and win the game, that is the tradition and that is what the club does.
“I think that, especially as a group of players, we hope to get out of the group.
“We took him to the last game. We are in a good position, we are confident and we look forward to the game.
“The only thing we can do is take care of the performance and normally the performance takes care of the result. That is what we seek to do. “
Maguire confident of Leicester win last season
United rarely does things the easy way. as manager Solskjaer knows better than most – but very often over the years they have prevailed.
Maguire enjoys those high-pressure games and believes that the crucial July win at Leicester sealed qualification for this Champions League campaign.
“First of all, I joined this club to play in the biggest possible matches,” said the world’s most expensive defender.
“Your great players step up in the most pressured games, so I sure think it’s a statement that is shown over the years, that great players step up in the great games.
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“It’s a bit similar to the game in Leicester last year where we had to get a result to get to the Champions League and we did it, so we will rely on that.
“But we feel ready, we feel ready and we are looking forward to it.”
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