Manchester United will look to build on the win over Arsenal when they host Hull City in the English Premier League on Saturday.
While Manchester United were not at their best against Arsenal at the Emirates – they were outplayed by the home team for large periods – they did what they had to do, which is come away with the three points.
And those three points would have given the Manchester United players the confidence to go on a winning run, which will help stabilise their place in the top four of the Premier League.
"I think we have to maintain the spirit," said Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal. "That's the most important thing because I think the fans of Manchester United like the working spirit of this team.
"They fight always until the end and that's also what we have to show, not only on the pitch but also on the training ground.
"We have to work hard to come back to being in the first four. We need also good training work but it has to be with a lot of humour also and that is what we are doing."
While, on paper, Manchester United have an envious attacking lineup, that attacking lineup has flattered to deceive on occasion this season, with Robin Van Persie, in particular, struggling for form.
The Dutchman was expected to find his rhythm following the appointment of Van Gaal, but that has not quite transpired, and the manager himself has asked his compatriot to step up, especially considering Radamel Falcao has returned from injury and there is also a hungry James Wilson chomping at the bit to make an impact.
Van Gaal admitted Van Persie was quite below par against Arsenal last weekend, where he only had 13 touches in the game.
"You can count his touches of the ball and I do think that 13 is (too) few," said Van Gaal. "More important is how he's playing. It was a very bad game from him and that is why I changed him.
"When I change players it is normally because they are doing something not good. Every player has to fight for his position."
Hull City have gone 40 years since they last even picked up a point against Manchester United, and manager Steve Bruce, a former United player, will hope that trend changes come Saturday at Old Trafford.
"One thing that never changes in this league is how difficult it is," said Bruce. "We went to the Emirates and Anfield last month and picked up points and so we have to remain positive that we can play like we did in those two games and try and take something again.
"Manchester United had a great result last weekend at Arsenal and they're quietly creeping up there. They've had unbelievable injuries which they've dealt with as a big club can.
"Whenever you play against them you know that you're going to have to perform yourselves. I need every one of my players to play to a level that will cause United a problem. You hope that on your day you play to your maximum and catch them on an off-day."
Where to Watch Live
The game is set for a 3 pm GMT (8.30 pm IST, 10 am ET) start with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4. The match can also be watched via live streaming online in India on StarSports.com.
There will be no live TV coverage of the match in the UK, but viewers can listen to the action on BBC Radio 5 Live or by live streaming online on their Website. Watch the action in the US on NBC Sports, while the game can also be Live Streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.
Australia viewers can live stream the match on Fox Sports On Demand, while viewers in Canada can do the same on Sportsnet Online. Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match via Live Streaming online courtesy Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same via SuperSport online.
Expected lineups: Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, McNair, Blackett; Carrick, Fellaini; Di Maria, Rooney, Januzaj; Van Persie.
Hull City: McGregor; Chester, Dawson, Davies; El Mohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Diame, Robertson; Jelavic, Ben Arfa.