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Man Utd No.2 Phelan confident of fan behaviour at Liverpool match

Manchester United assistant Mike Phelan is convinced that more than 5,000 travelling fans will behave themselves tomorrow.

The Red Devils meet arch rivals Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round at Anfield with some suggesting the race incident between Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez back in October could spark some poor behaviour in the crowd.

But Phelan is confident that the focus will be football and has backed the supporters to be at their best.

"We don't need to build this game up," he said. "It speaks for itself.

"I am sure supporters will take care of their responsibilities.

"Looking back over the years, Manchester United against Liverpool has always been a fabulous fixture," Phelan added.

"At Old Trafford, it is something special. But when you go to Anfield, it brings all those years of heartache and joy back. The atmosphere will be fantastic.

"We have had some good results there, we have had some poor ones. Hopefully we can get the right one this weekend."

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