"I was at, for me, the best club in the country by a million miles and I should have scrapped to stay and hang on in there."

- Mark Robins, speaking to Inside United

27/02/2013 13:43, Report by Adam Marshall
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Robins' Norwich regret

Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins has hailed Sir Alex Ferguson's winning mentality ahead of the clash between two of his former clubs this weekend.

In an exclusive interview with Inside United, the ex-Reds striker recalled joining Norwich City in 1992 and admits he still enjoys watching the league leaders in action. It is clear that the new Terriers chief has certainly learned some important lessons from his manager at Old Trafford.

"Win at all costs was the strapline and the manager actually demanded that and taught us that," said Robins.

"It was something he wanted in his squad - a winning mentality. It's probably a bit tongue-in-cheek saying 'at all costs' but you have to have that winning mentality.

"Sir Alex came in and knew he needed to win trophies. It took him a bit of time but, thankfully, he remains in the post today after 26 years and has had phenomenal success. It is all down to what he instilled, well reintroduced [from Sir Matt Busby], in the building at that particular time and from then on.

"It's a club synonymous with success in a style that is fantastic to watch. It's intriguing at times and nailbiting. The way they go about their business is fantastic in the way they play and grind teams down. 

"It's not just grinding out results but they do it with a swagger at times. The players in there have got real attacking instincts and it's tremendous to watch. In a nutshell, United are an attacking, successful brand."

Robins admits he should not have asked to leave United before heading to Norwich instead of signing a new contract around the time of the inception of the Barclays Premier League.

"I'd asked to move on because I wanted to play," he revealed. "It's one of my regrets. Sometimes you make a decision when you're headstrong and young and make decisions for yourself that you think are right when you really haven't got a

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