Juan Mata is confident that Manchester United can progress in the Europa League, but warned that his side will need to improve in their second leg against Club Brugge.
United earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Bruges in the first leg of their last-32 tie against the Belgian league leaders, as Anthony Martial cancelled out Emmanuel Dennis' opener for the hosts.
Dennis was allowed to race down the middle from Simon Mignolet's goal kick and lob over Sergio Romero, but Martial capitalised on a defensive mistake shortly after to finish past Mignolet.
That strike hands United a valuable away goal, meaning a clean sheet next Thursday will see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men progress.
However, Mata said United must not give Brugge the freedom on the counter attack that they were given in the first leg as he spoke to MUTV after the game.
"We believe that we can win at home and go through but we respect Brugge," the Spaniard said.
"We know they're playing very good in their league, their manager is very good, they play from the back, they're difficult to break down. So we'll try to control the game, not concede many counter attacks because they have quick players upfront like they showed today. Hopefully we can score our chances and go through."
Expanding on a poor first half for United, Mata explained how Brugge made life difficult for their visitors on a testing night.
He said: "Obviously we wanted to win and I think in the second half we pressed better and played more time in their half. We had chances to maybe score the second. But they started well, they're a team that play good with the ball and defend very compact without the ball, they put a lot of bodies in the back. And we couldn't find the spaces in the first half.
"They scored a goal we shouldn't concede. We scored a goal from their mistake. So we wanted to win, obviously 1-1 is not a very bad result, but we always want to win.
"We just couldn't find spaces, they defended very well with five plus four. We tried to play a few times through the middle, which we didn't succeed to do that. Then we scored that goal and from then we played a bit better.
"We had a chance with Brandon [Williams], we had a post with Anthony. In the second half we played much better than the first, controlled more of the game. We had some chances or half chances to score the second goal."