McLeish's View: Man Utd (a)

Last updated : 18 August 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

"In the teamtalk before the game I said to the guys 'you've got to show that bottle to pass it and to take the ball too' and I thought they did those things very well," he said after the 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday.

"The performance showed that the team spirit is alive and kicking.

"We know the home games take on a different complexion and we need to take the initiative.

"Last time out in the Premier League we know our home form was what ultimately cost us our top-flight status and we have to follow the examples of what Stoke did throughout last season and Hull in the first half of the last season."