Matteo Darmian has insisted that Manchester United will go for the win against Club Brugge in the second leg of their Champions League qualifier.
With Man United two goals clear already, scoring in the away leg would effectively finish off the Belgian side.
The Italian right-back is adamant that United will once again go for the jugular on Wednesday night.
“For us, 0-0 would be a good result but we always try to win and, when we go to Brugge, it will be no different,” Darmian told MUTV.
“We know that they are a good team, particularly at home, but we’ll be going out to win and we know what we have do. We don’t think that it will be easy but it’s very important to all the people at the club for us to qualify.”
Darmian, who was quietly brought in by van Gaal this summer in the midst of the pandemonium caused by the double signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, has been United’s most comfortable and reliable player so far this season.
His attitude towards United’s upcoming game with Brugge reflects his determined attitude on the pitch and, more importantly, reflects the club’s footballing ethos as well. There are few players who settle in so well to a club of United’s magnitude, but based on Darmian’s imperious start to life at Old Trafford, the Italian looks like he will be in Manchester for a while yet.