Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic believes his side are heading into the coming week full of confidence, after yesterday's victory over arch-rivals Liverpool.

The Serbian believes yesterday's 2-1 victory has come at a great time, ahead of Manchester United's biggest game of the season in the Champions League against Sevilla on Tuesday:

"Very important for our confidence to win this sort of game. We won against Chelsea and of course (on Saturday), so confidence will be on a high level, for sure," said Matic after the Liverpool win.

"We have to see what we did well to continue like this. We have to know where we made mistakes to improve.

"The next game is very important for us, maybe the most important game of the season. We have to beat Sevilla to go through, so we give our best."

Clearly, Matic is confident going into his side's finely poised Champions League last-16 clash with Sevilla this week, despite the tie being level at 0-0 after the first leg.

That first leg saw David de Gea inspire Jose Mourinho's side to a goalless draw in Spain, with the world-class keeper pulling off some outstanding saves to give his side a fighting chance at Old Trafford this week. Since that game, however, United have put in some better performances, beating the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool, such that Red Devil's fans may be optimistic of progressing to the Quarter Final stage.

Manchester United in fine form after Liverpool victory

United are in terrific form heading into Tuesday's game, having won three straight matches since the first-leg draw, with victories against Chelsea and Crystal Palace adding to the 2-1 win over Liverpool.

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Marcus Rashford's excellent first-half brace proved to be enough to overcome their fiercest rivals in Saturday's lunchtime game, with the result further strengthening Jose Mourinho's side's grasp on second place in the Premier League.

United are hitting form at just the right time heading into a big week which starts of with a home Champions League last-16 tie against Sevilla, quickly followed by an FA Cup Quarter Final tie against Brighton on the weekend.

Matic will hope he can make the United fans proud again this week, by duplicating the performance against Jurgen Klopp's team:

"We managed to score two very quick goals thanks to Marcus Rashford. It was a great first half, especially," said Matic.

"After that, we tried to defend our advantage, which we managed to do. We had also in the first half (a chance) to finish the game and make it 3-0 but we didn't use our chance."

"They didn't use some chances also but, in the end, the most important thing is three points."