“Our main aim is to finish first in the group. We want to get to the last 16 as first in the group.”
United defender Eric Bailly echoed his manager’s suggestion that the team are getting stronger, in a season in which English teams are flourishing in the Champions League.
All five Premier League sides in the competition are currently top of their groups and Bailly said: “We know it’s one of the best leagues and there are good teams, and they’re getting good results.
“It’s something important for the league, and the Premier League has always been strong.
“We have to think of ourselves and carry on this run. Right now we’re doing very well, winning games, let’s hope this carries on.”