Ander Herrera
Ander Herrera wants to give Liverpool a real fight at Old Trafford. Getty Images

Ander Herrera is upbeat ahead of the second leg of their round of 16 tie of the Europa League at Old Trafford against Liverpool. The Red Devils trail the tie 2-0 and need a turnaround of epic proportions if they have to come away with anything from the fixture.

The former Athletic Bilbao midfielder believes that United are the superior team in every aspect of the game and the infrastructure and players combined make them a much bigger team than their rivals Liverpool. The Reds put in a valiant effort at Anfield but Herrera insists that the tables have turned and the Merseyside club have to contend with a United team who are ready to take advantage of the facilities at Old Trafford to get the better of Jurgen Klopp's men.

The Red Devils have an enviable record against Liverpool, having won on all four occasions in the league under Louis van Gaal and the loss at Anfield was their first under the Dutchman. The Spaniard hopes that they can take this confidence onto the pitch and repeat their performances from the last two seasons to give themselves a fighting chance of qualification.

"We are Manchester United and if Liverpool want to go to the quarter-finals they are going to have to fight," warned Herrera, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

"Since I was here at United we have played five times against them and won four times. Two times we have played them at home and we won clearly. I think we were the better team and they were not so comfy playing here in front of our fans.

'Tomorrow [Thursday] will be completely different. Old Trafford is different. The pitch is bigger, the grass is better. It's another challenge for us and I think we are ready," he added.