United have travelled to the Netherlands without the likes of Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard, but van Bronckhorst insists that Jose Mourinho has enough quality in his squad to hurt any team in the world.
"We are playing against a top team and will have to be patient. You will be punished if you make mistakes at this level. We have to take our chances.
"The squad United are taking to Rotterdam has a lot of individual quality and experience.
"United have a number of players who can make the difference. No matter what their team looks like on Thursday, we will be prepared.
"This is a difficult group with some strong opponents, but our goal is to survive the group stages.
"We want to play as many big games as possible. It would be a big bonus for us if we still play in Europe after the winter break."