Sir Alex Ferguson has strived to keep a cool head following a disastrous week in which his side was dumped out of the Champions League after they failed to get the point needed against FC Basel to progress to the next stage.
The elimination came as a massive shock as United were placed in a weak group in which progression to the knockout stages without any trouble was expected, but they will now have to compete in the Europa League following only finishing third in their group.
‘We had a fantastic start to the season then we started getting quite a few injuries. That can destabilise you,’ said Ferguson. ‘The balance goes a little bit. But the quality is there. Our club can have bad results just like everyone else. We all get them. The important part is how you recover.’