Nemanja Vidic insists Sir Alex Ferguson's two-game touchline ban will not make any difference to Manchester United.
Ferguson's ban for his comments about referee Alan Wiley starts on Saturday when Everton visit Old Trafford.
Vidic said: “We know what is waiting for us and what he expects of us — nothing changes. During the game you are focused and you don't look over to the bench.
“We have some big games coming up, especially after Chelsea moved five points ahead of us.
“I hope we show the character to win the games without him.”
Meanwhile, Ferguson has been linked with a move for Everton's teenage midfielder Jack Rodwell, valued at £20million.
The United boss has the majority of the £80million fee for Cristiano Ronaldo still available.