Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Gibson hails United's mentality

Darron Gibson

Darron Gibson is confident Manchester United's bid for glory will never be derailed by disgruntled players venting their frustrations in public.

Although Manchester City have made rapid strides under Roberto Mancini this term, and at the very least look like cementing a place in next season's Champions League, their unity has not been helped by a series of negative comments from men not happy with their lot.

Gibson said: "The spirit is so good within the squad and everyone is so tight together, no-one wants to upset it."

Micah Richards was the latest to confirm he would seek a move if he found himself left out of the City side too often, whilst Emmanuel Adebayor has not been scared to make very similar claims.

Yet this does not happen at United, even though Sir Alex Ferguson's rotation policy has been in operation far longer.

Gibson was one of those who suffered on Sunday, when he remained on the bench for Sunday's FA Cup tie with Liverpool.

But the Republic of Ireland international feels it is part of being at a club where the challenge is to win trophies, rather than merely looking after number one.

Gibson continued: "This is a great club and we have a great manager, who knows what he is doing and how to keep players happy.

"We have a good group at the minute. Hopefully it will stay like that for a long time."