Marcel Sabitzer, a midfielder for Manchester United, claims that his team would be prepared if the top two in the Premier League title battle fail.
Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho scored late goals to give United a 2-0 victory against Leeds on Sunday, cutting the distance between them and league-leading Arsenal to five points.
Erik ten Hag’s team trail the Gunners by two games, while Manchester City maintained a two-point lead over United with a game remaining on Sunday after defeating Aston Villa 3-1 at home.
The United team was pushed hard by Leeds at Elland Road in the second meeting between the Roses rivals in as many days.
Sabitzer, on loan from Bayern Munich, claimed there are “great things ahead” for United.
The Austrian international responded when asked if United could win their first league championship since 2013: “It’s hard, you know? We’re a bit behind them, but when we keep going, doing our job, we’ll be ready for that. We will see.”
“There’s big games ahead, big things ahead. We have to keep going, keep improving, keep the energy high and we’ll see what happens at the end of the season. But we’re ready to go.”
Against Leeds, Rashford was once again the difference-maker for United.
In the 2-2 draw on Wednesday at Old Trafford, he inspired his team’s comeback from a 2-0 deficit with their first goal, and on Sunday, he scored another spectacular header to open the scoring.
It was the England striker’s 13th goal in 15 appearances since the World Cup and his 21st goal overall for United this season.
After the game on Sunday, Ten Hag praised him as one of the top forwards in Europe, and Sabitzer concurred, saying: “Yeah, he’s a type of different player. He can make the difference.”