Mike Phelan issues rallying cry to Manchester United fans
Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has sent a rallying cry to fans ahead of today’s clash with Everton.
United have seen a tight turnaround between Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with Villarreal and today’s lunchtime kick-off.
The atmosphere was electric at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, especially when Cristiano Ronaldo won the game late, late.
And Phelan took to Twitter to call on fans to replicate the noise, which was also heard against Leeds and Newcastle at home this quarter.
Phelan echoed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s point of view that fans are going to be important in helping players get through a tiring few days.
He said in his pre-match press conference: We had the same scenario last year when we were in Turkey, came back and played Everton. Of course, players are not going to let this [the disadvantage] to arrive.
“We will no longer find this joy [beating Everton] that we had last year [without working hard] – we have to get there. It’s not like, ‘Well, we did it last year, so it’s going to happen again.’
“The crowd has to help, that’s important, and I know they will.”
Fans will also want to see an improved level of performance from the players.
It’s obviously a tough request to recover and go back in such a short time, but United now have the depth of the squad to turn and stay fresh.
Fans will do their part, creating a boisterous atmosphere in hopes of seeing a win that sends United to the top of the Premier League.
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