Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Coach Phelan Is United's 'Biggest Signing'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Coach Phelan Is United's 'Biggest Signing'

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OLE Gunnar Solskjaer has already made his best United signing by bringing Mike Phelan back to the club, according to former player Paul Parker.

Sir Alex Ferguson's former righthand man returned with Solskjaer after the sacking of Jose Mourinho on December 18.

Phelan left the club when David Moyes was brought in to replace Ferguson after he retired in 2013 and Parker, who played for United between 1991 and 1996, believes he is crucial to United's improvement.

"Micky Phelan may be the best signing the Manchester United have made, him coming back," Parker said.

"He should never have been allowed to leave in the first place when David Moyes come in, that was a massive mistake by David Moyes. But he's back now and someone like him, who worked with Sir Alex and knows about the club as well, it is as important off the pitch as it is on it. …

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