Chelsea set to feel United backlash in FA Cup
LONDON (AP) — A season that has promised so much for Manchester United could fizzle out into something of a disappointment if the team fails to recover from a heartbreaking Champions League exit in time for Sunday's FA Cup quarterfinal against Chelsea.
United's pain is still raw following its elimination by Real Madrid, which came about in controversial circumstances following the harsh sending-off of Portugal winger Nani.
Having started the week dreaming of the treble, United may end it with just one trophy to play for, although assistant coach Mike Phelan has promised a backlash from his players.
Phelan says "it won't be a problem lifting them," adding that "the players will rally round, the staff will rally round and we'll be Manchester United right the way through until the end of May."
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