Mike is Phelan confident
The Premier League leaders face Sunderland on Boxing Day before travelling to Birmingham two days later and West Brom on New Year's Day. Phelan told the club's official website: "You go onto auto pilot in some ways, we've been through this period so many times. "We know how to get the balance right. If the squad is fully fit and everybody's raring to go then we'll plan over the Christmas period as we always have done. "We have a big enough squad to cope with most eventualities. There's a game every two or three days - not too dissimilar to what it's like in the season, to be fair - but it can be a hectic period."