Manchester United captain Harry Maguire believes the club is headed in the right direction but must continue building.
Maguire spoke after the Reds impressively saw off RB Leipzig 5-0 in their second Champions League match of the season on Wednesday night to maintain a 100% record.
The club has registered encouraging results since their 6-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur, registering three wins and a draw while scoring 11 goals and keeping two clean sheets in the process.
“After Spurs, we were all devastated and just three games into the season it felt like it was a big crisis,” the captain told us, after the win over Leipzig.
“It was quite a strange feeling, but we don’t expect to lose games at Old Trafford and we definitely don’t expect to lose games like we did.
“The first three games we were conceding far too many chances. So as a defensive unit, having kept the most clean sheets in Europe last season, we knew we had to improve to be more solid.
“We have worked hard on the training ground and since the international break we have gone back to not conceding chances like last year, when we were a solid unit and a solid base.
Champions League Debut— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) October 28, 2020
“It has been important, for me as a defender, to give the forward lads every opportunity to go and win the game.
“One, two, three goals it should end up in a win. At the moment we are doing that. It’s a start, but it is still an early win in the season.
“It is going to be a long journey, but we’ve got to improve. We know that and we are doing so at the minute, but there is a long way to go.”
Maguire is hoping the team can continue on the same level, which should guarantee them silverware at the end of the season.
“It is the start of a European campaign where we want to be successful,“ Harry added.
”We don’t want to stop in the group stage; we want to get through and be successful in the knockout stages.
“That is the standards we have set and the expectations we have set. Last season you have seen a lot of our top performances brought out great results. We know we can get to the level and the level has to be hit more. It has got to be more consistent.
United's next match is a home tie against rivals Arsenal on Sunday.