Mike Phelan believes that the current Manchester United squad have what it takes to compete for the title in every competition.
Phelan has been re-appointed as United’s assistant coach since the arrival Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer. He was a Red Devil as a footballer as well, spending 5 seasons with the club.
The 56-year old has been Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant in the period from 2001 to 2013. They led the club to 6 Premier League crowns and 3 Champions League finals, as Mike left the club after Sir Alex retired.
The club hasn’t won the Premier League since then, but Solskjaer’s assistant believes the current United squad have what it takes for the Red Devils to go back to the top.
Our aim is to try and do even better, to try and push the players even further. I’ve experienced a lot of things at Manchester United and I want this next generation of players to do the same.
They’ve won some things, but they haven’t won everything – and I want them to win everything. Why shouldn’t we? You’ve got to be greedy in this game and to keep pushing. What they’re here for, surely, is to be better players, better individuals and to win something for the club and themselves.
It’s not just myself and Ole – there’s Kieran McKenna involved, Michael Carrick learning his trade, so the balance is good, the feedback is good, we get on.
It’s a nice split age range, so we’ve all got different ideas, we communicative a lot and it is quite refreshing. It takes me back a little bit into the processes we had before, which was a little bit of youth, a bit of experience, a little bit of knowledge.
There’s an extra dynamic in there and it’s all part of the football club.
Mike Phelan has a big role in the current Manchester United form. He is experienced and worked with the best of the best.
United may not be in the title race in the Premier League, but then can attack the FA Cup and the Champions League in order to win a trophy in the 2018/19 season.