Manchester United record signing Angel Di Maria insists the 20-time champions are focused to give their 100 percent as they prepare to take on some of the top sides in the league in this crucial stage of the season.

The Argentine, who has been in poor form over the last few games, has pledged that both the team and him are going to get better as the season comes to its climax. Di Maria believes that everyone at United are desperate to get back into the Champions League next year and says that it will show in the games coming up.

In the fourth place of the four qualifying spots for the Champions League, United are only two points ahead of Liverpool who have been in brilliant form over the last two to three months. Yet, with an impressive display against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Van Gaala s men will be confident of getting back something from Anfield.

The winger, who may or may not start in the game, was confident that the team will do well at the home of their fiercest rivals.

He told United Review: “We are all aware that a number of big games are just around the corner, and the season will be decided by these fixtures.

“We know all about these upcoming games and we have been thinking and talking about them for quite some time now. We’ve known that everything would be at stake over this final period of the season.

“Everyone at the club is 100 per cent confident, we know we want to get back into the Champions League and that we want to be fighting it out.

“We’ll battle hard right to the end of the season. From what I know of the club, United always fight right to the end and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Following the game at Anfield, United host Aston Villa the following week, before welcoming champions Manchester City. And the run of tough games doesna t end there, Van Gaala s side take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.