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"I'm under no illusions that this is not going to be plain sailing, it's going to be hard,"

"It's going to be survival of the fittest or survival of the best. That's how ruthless we have to be. We need players here who are going to be able to take us forward.

"That means culture in the dressing room and what we do every single day here to make us challenge again.

"Liverpool and City are too far ahead at the moment for what we like. We played against a Barcelona team that sets the standard in European football.

"We're under no illusion it's going to be hard work and there will be some tough decisions made by me, Mike [Phelan] and the club.