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Tuanzebe says Man Utd players ready for Burnley, Liverpool: We want Prem leadership!

Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe knows they go into a crucial week in the Premier League.

With a key Premier League double header coming up this week that could send United to the top of the league, Tuanzebe says their FA Cup defeat of Watford was the ideal warm-up.

“We want to be top of the league, you know, and this is the time to do it," Tuanzebe told MUTV ahead of clashes with Burnley and Liverpool.

“[They are] two games that can really cement our position at the top and we just bounce on from there."

Tuanzebe played the full match against the Hornets and wants more.

“I would obviously love to get more minutes, so I can constantly keep my performances up," he added. "Obviously the team are doing well so the only way in is really to force myself in with the chances that I do get.

“Sometimes it [the opportunity] can just come out of the blue. But the main thing is that we kept a clean sheet and we won the game.

“Respect to Watford. We said it before the game: they're a very tough-spirited side. Even though they made changes to the team, we know their ethos, their culture. So we knew that we had to perform to get the victory."

With such a congested fixture programme opportunities for all squad members are set to be on offer, something Tuanzebe clearly welcomes.

“For one it prevents injuries, it gives everyone opportunities to perform, spots [become] open, nobody can be lacking and it keeps competition high. So that's the positive thing about it."

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