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Julian Nagelsmann on Manchester United clash: “We want to win at all costs & reach the knockouts!”

Speaking ahead of RB Leipzig vs Manchester United in the Champions League, head coach Julian Nagelsmann discussed this being a must-win game in his pre-match presser.

“We won’t look back on the past meeting,” said Nagelsmann. “The group is complicated for both teams. We need to win to get through. The heavy defeat in Manchester hasn’t made it any easier for us. They have been top of the table throughout the group but their defeat to PSG has changed things for them. We want to win at all costs and reach the knockouts.”

Nagelsmann wants RB Leipzig to be aggressive in the return fixture, something they weren’t during their 5-0 defeat in Manchester.

“The final scoreline was a bit high, we didn’t play that bad,” said Nagelsmann. “Overall, we had too few chances in their box and weren’t aggressive enough in the final third. We were almost too scared to attack. We need to play differently on Tuesday night – we have to find more ways of attacking and try to get behind their defence.

“We are prepared for Manchester United stepping up a gear. They’ve shown on a number of occasions so far this season that they can come from behind. They are dangerous right up until the final whistle.”

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