Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his Manchester United players they must prove their individual worth as the season enters the home straight.
United are chasing Europa League and FA Cup glory, as well as trying to secure Champions League qualification through the Premier League.
United are on a 10-game unbeaten run and go into the tie – which is being played behind closed doors because of fears over the spread of the coronavirus – in their best form of the season.
“I think the mindset is getting there, the focus is getting there, with the squad we’re building and with competition for places,” said Solskjaer.
“We’ve now got 24 or 25 players training and competing every day and they all know it’s the business end of the season.
“We’re not giving out game-time now just for the sake of game-time – you need to perform to be in and around the first-team or even on the bench.”