Juan Mata has urged his Manchester United team-mates to reverse the ‘dangerous trend’ of consistently falling behind in matches.
A dreadful first-half performance saw the Red Devils go into the break lucky to be just one goal down.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacted by bringing on Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford at half-time and United’s talismans helped turn the game on its head.
Fernandes set up Paul Pogba to make it 1-1, while Mason Greenwood grabbed their second before Rashford’s deft finish sealed the victory.
United have had to come from behind in all five of their away wins in the Premier League this season, and Mata warned his team-mates that they are playing a ‘dangerous game’.
‘It is not planned, not planned,’ the Spaniard told MUTV.
‘It shows we have to improve in our first half and the way we start games. It is also very positive to know that even though we are losing one or two-nil we can come back because we have the players and the quality to score goals.
‘But it is a dangerous trend to always be behind because one day it is going to be not possible to come back, maybe.
‘At half time we were maybe a bit lucky to go in only 1-0 which is obviously not good. They scored from a set-piece which we knew they were very strong on and second half we could only improve, and I think we did improve.
‘We had nothing to lose. We created chances and we scored three nice goals and we could have scored even more which is a very positive sign. But it is a dangerous game when you concede early because it is very difficult to come back.‘
And Red Devils midfielder Mata is expecting a tricky test against the German side.
‘It is going to be tough, they play good football and they play a different system and they need to win,’ he added.
Hopefully it is going to be good for football fans and hopefully even better for Manchester United fans.‘