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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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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