Christian Eriksen was pleased with how Manchester United handled the “extra pressure” and bounced back from back-to-back defeats that jeopardized their top-four ambitions.
It was a promising first season under Erik ten Hag who won the League Cup and took the Red Devils to the June FA Cup final against Manchester City.
United have also made a notable improvement over last year’s performance in the Premier League and have long hoped to return to the Champions League.
Back-to-back defeats at Brighton and West Ham saw Liverpool close the gap, but Ten Hag’s men returned to victory with a 2-0 win over Wolves on Saturday afternoon.
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“Of course, when you lose two games, there is additional pressure,” midfielder Eriksen said.
“But we showed character and quality to be where we are.
“We just focus on ourselves. For us, that should be three wins in the last three games.”
United will travel to Bournemouth next weekend before ending the league campaign with home games against Chelsea and Fulham.
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Ten Hag’s side have won 25 matches at Old Trafford in all competitions and could equal the club’s record of 27 home triumphs in a single campaign.
“It’s definitely what we need in the first place to finish the season well with a great home record,” Eriksen told MUTV.
“But in the end, of course, next season we have to be as good at home, but also away, and then it will be a fun season.
“We know where we can score extra points because at the moment we feel very, very safe at home.”
United never looked in danger against Wolves and Anthony Martial finally opened the scoring with a clever pass from Anthony.
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It looked like the winning goal until Alejandro Garnacho scored in stoppage time when a substitute returned from a two-month hiatus due to injury.
“It’s very good (that he’s back),” Eriksen said of the teenager.
“You can see the quality he will bring back and the confidence in the way he plays.
“I am happy for him. Being out for a while and then coming back and scoring is the perfect comeback.”
Wolverhampton failed to score on target at Old Trafford and are now hoping to end the season on a high as Julen Lopetegui’s side play Everton and Arsenal at home.
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Skipper Ruben Neves said: “We will play from game to game. We want to score as many points as possible in the Premier League. This is our main goal.
“We play at Old Trafford, which is very motivating.
“It doesn’t matter the table, it doesn’t matter the points, and just playing here is fantastic for us players, it’s a dream to play on such fields, so we just want to score as many points as possible. until the end of the season.
“We have two games ahead of us and next week is our last home game, so we will do our best to score three points in a fantastic home atmosphere.
“Our fans here today were fantastic again, so we will try to earn as many points as possible for them.”