Phelan backs United to respond

Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan insists that Tuesday night's loss to Real Madrid will not have too much of a damaging effect on his squad.

Last Updated: 06/03/13 at 15:29 Post Comment

Mike Phelan: Has backed Manchester United's players to bounce back from thei

Mike Phelan: Has backed Manchester United's players to bounce back from thei

United were beaten 2-1 after a controversial Nani red card, ending their dreams of emulating 1999's treble heroics.

Phelan's side host Chelsea in an FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday and he has backed his players to bounce back and continue their quest for silverware.

"It won't be a problem lifting them," he said.

"Disappointment in football is a part of the game and, as a football club, we've been here before. We'll bring the players together again and have a look at certain things and kick on now. It's very important that we finish the season well."

Phelan also spoke about the incentive of helping manager Sir Alex Ferguson win his fourth league and cup double.

He said: "We're in the FA cup still, we've got a great opportunity in the league and I'm sure that will drive the players forward in order to achieve something."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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