The strangest thing about Manchester United this season is that they have beaten or at least drawn against all the teams above them but have performed miserably against the teams below them.
“If it’s a mental thing, then we can sort it out,” he said, according to several British newspapers. “We’ll work with the mentality of the boys.
“For me, it’s been very much about margins in those games. Some freak results that we can’t control.
“But if you look behind the results, I’m not as negative as you are. I’m not so worried, so concerned. If the boys are then telling me they can’t get up for these games then we’ve got a problem.
“Then I’ve really got to work with them because, when I played, that’s how we won the league.
“We never gave points away against the lesser teams, the not-so-good teams. The Premier League is difficult – if you don’t have that mentality you won’t get results.
“You’ve got to earn the right to win. Sometimes you’ve got to earn it by passing quicker, winning the ball back – there are different ways of winning games of football.”