Everyone is slowly coming back but we are going to be forced to gel as quickly as possible.
When you look at the talent in the United squad, you must be confident of a strong run from here on?
That’s the good thing about this club. Last season we started slowly with draws against Reading and Portsmouth and a defeat to Manchester City. But there wasn’t an ounce of doubt or any panic. The players work hard and strive to play well; sometimes it goes your way, sometimes it doesn’t. More often than not, if we play to our potential, our best is better than anyone else’s best. And that means we’ll win the game. We need to keep going and the results will come because we have the quality.
And finally, have you heard the song United fans have for you and what do you make of it?
[Smiles] I’ve heard it, yeah. A friend of Scholesy’s, a massive United fan, phoned me while I was on holiday in the summer and sang it on my answerphone! The first time I heard it was on the way back from Moscow. We were at the airport and it was a bit of a trek to the departure gate. There were a few fans about and they started singing it. Me and Sheasy just looked at each other and burst out laughing.