“The way we exited the European Cup was sad - we wouldn’t have minded if we’d lost with everybody on the pitch but that has gone now and there’s no point in bringing it up again. This is what United is all about; dusting yourself down and picking yourself up again.
“We didn’t quite get a result against Chelsea on Sunday but we’re still in the FA Cup, so we’ve got to kick on and make sure we do our best when we return to league action against Reading at Old Trafford on Saturday. Let’s do the job and get the players buzzing again.”
Against Chelsea, Sir Alex swapped his forward line by fielding Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez after Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie both started against Real Madrid, a plot that paid off handsomely as both hit the back of the net against Rafa Benitez’s Blues.
And according to Yorke, the ability to rotate the squad and still retain quality is an indispensible advantage in the modern game, when players cannot be expected to feature as often with the fixture list so congested at this stage of the season.
“Given the magnitude of the club, it is important that you have four strikers,” Dwight told. “You can imagine having to play last week, this week and then next week which is too much for one striker, those days have left football.
“It’s key to have people who can come in and replace the quality that was there. In the modern day game, United are always chasing at least two trophies and you need rotation because it is impossible for any player to play every single game. It’s the manager’s nightmare to decide who should play.”