Ian Holloway was proud but deflated after Blackpool went down fighting, losing 4-2 at Manchester United to drop out of the Premier League.Blackpool led 2-1 in the match at Old Trafford after goals from Charlie Adam and Gary Taylor-Fletcher cancelled out Park Ji-Sung's opener.
"The team has had a great work ethic, they have worked their socks off."
Blackpool suffered relegation heartbreak on the final day of the season as Manchester United were presented with a record 19th title.The Tangerines almost pulled off the impossible when they went 2-1 up at Old Trafford, but three second-half goals from the hosts condemned Ian Holloway's side to a 4-2 loss and a return to the Championship.
Ian Holloway is furious at claims Blackpool could stay up this season because they will face an under-strength Manchester United side.Blackpool are 18th and could be safe with a win at Old Trafford on the final day of the season on Sunday - although only West Brom have taken a point there so far this season.
Manchester United will play Juventus in a testimonial game for Gary Neville at Old Trafford on May 24.Neville, 36, announced his retirement on February 2 after enjoying a 602-game, 18-year career with United.