With the League Cup semi-final and Premiership game against Chelsea to be played this week, United have got to keep their concentration, whilst also allowing for the rotation of players. We’re approaching the crucial part of the season and our focus needs to be at its best.

Assistant manager, Mike Phelan, has today claimed that whilst we’re up for the Chelsea match, it’s too early to be calling it a title decider.

“Chelsea are going well, they have some great away form but we’re at home, it’s a terrific game coming at the early part of the year,” Phelan said. “Nothing will be decided from this game, that’s for sure other than three points.”

With plenty of trophies still in our grasp to win this season, following on from the FIFA World Club Cup, Phelan is quick to remain realistic with our aspiration, saying we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves thinking we can win them all.

“We are still in everything and that’s the aim for this football club to win everything,” he added. “The first part of the season has been done, now the second part and there is a lot to look forward to. We have tried to introduce new players in the games, I think the crowd are reacting to that. The supporters are in favour of that and we have got some good games coming up. There is lots to play for but there is a large amount of time before May comes along.”