Angel Di Maria says Liverpool match at Anfield will shape Manchester United's season
Manchester United player Angel Di Maria believes Manchester United's clash against Liverpool this weekend is a potentially season-defining game for the Red Devils. Fourth place United are set to travel to Anfield on Sunday to take on Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side.
Fifth-placed Liverpool have the opportunity to leapfrog United and move into the fourth and final Champions League spot with a victory. United are into a crucial run of games against top of the league opponents and cannot afford to slip up with April encounters against Manchester City and Chelsea looming.
Angel Di Maria, who was suspended for United’s 3-0 home win against Tottenham last week, will be available for selection for the trip to Anfield. The Argentine is well aware of the significance of the match.
He told United Review, “We are all aware that a number of big games are just around the corner, and the season will be decided by these fixtures.
“We know all about these upcoming games and we have been thinking and talking about them for quite some time now. We've known that everything would be at stake over this final period of the season.”
The Premier League record signing also hopes that this year’s team can replicate United's tradition of finishing seasons strongly and propel the Red Devils to a Champions League finish. United missed out on Europe’s elite club combination as a result of finishing seventh last season.
Di Maria said, “Everyone at the club is 100% confident, we know we want to get back into the Champions League and that we want to be fighting it out.
“We'll battle hard right to the end of the season. From what I know of the club, United always fight right to the end and that's what we're going to do.”