Defender ​Marcos Rojo has attributed Manchester United's upturn in form and confidence to their resolute performance during this month's 1-1 draw with Liverpool, and insisted that the positive result gave him and his teammates 'much more drive' going into a couple of potentially embarrassing away games.


Man Utd went on to win back-to-back games on the road, earning three points away from Old Trafford for the first time since Ole Gunnar Solskjær was appointed permanent manager almost seven months ago. 

Partizan Belgrade v Manchester United: Group L - UEFA Europa League

Rojo was a substitute in his side's 3-1 victory over Norwich at Carrow Road on Sunday, but the Argentine did start in the Europa League tie against Partizan Belgrade. Speaking to ​MUTV, Rojo explained that the recent improvement in results was largely down to the confidence they gained from their controversial 1-1 draw against Premier League leaders ​Liverpool


“After the Liverpool game, I think the team grew in confidence,“ Rojo explained. ”It gave us much more drive and where we went on to get a good result away from home, I think it strengthened our belief and allowed the players to express themselves that bit more, meaning we went back to attacking in the way we usually do.”


​Rojo was a late inclusion in the Man Utd starting XI against Liverpool when Axel Tuanzebe pulled out of the game through injury, but played well on short notice. 

Marcos Rojo,Adam Lallana

“On a personal level, I’m very happy to be playing in the team again and looking forward to playing lots of games again. Physically, I feel really good and I’m noticing this when I play. It started with a tough game against Liverpool. 


"We got a good result, perhaps it wasn’t the one we wanted but we got a point and we’ve our last two [games] so I’m really pleased."


The Red Devils travel to ​Chelsea in search of a place in the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Wednesday evening, before another away fixture at ​Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon as Solskjaer's men hope to continue their two-game winning streak.