Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says anything less than victory against Hull City in the Premier League on Wednesday at Old Trafford is unacceptable.
Last week United lost 2-1 to Hull in the second leg of the English Football League semi-final but progressed to the final 3-2 on aggregate.
Manchester United are sixth in the league table on 41 points.
“The last time we played them, even a defeat would be a good result – even if we lost the match by one goal difference, it would give us a final,” Mourinho said during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
“Tomorrow, only three points is a good result for us. If we don’t win, it’s really bad because we need to win matches – that’s the big difference. We need to win the match.”
On the availability of players for the match, Mourinho says his regulars will make a return to the line-up.
“We always play a full-strength team. It depends on the way you look at it but we always try to have a strong team.
“Of course, we had some players that didn’t play the last match [against Wigan], some players with a lot of matches played already – people like Valencia, Ibra, Pogba. Some of these players with lot of matches didn’t play but will play tomorrow.”