Moyes demands Man Utd reaction after derby defeat

Manchester United manager David Moyes has called on his players to react in the right way to their heavy defeat to Manchester City, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

City ran out 4-1 winners at the Etihad Stadium, taking a four-goal lead before Wayne Rooney’s late consolation free-kick, to hand United their second Premier League defeat in the opening five games of the season. Moyes said following the final whistle that he had stern words for the beaten players regarding their lacklustre display, but was sure they would improve on their performance next time out.

I’ve made them aware of that,” Moyes said. “But if ever there was a group of players I’d expect a reaction from it would be a group of Manchester United players.

I think the way they have been brought up, the way they have been bred with the manager previously, they react, that’s what they do, and that’s what we will do here,” he added.

Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson over the summer and has now overseen United’s poorest start to a season in almost a decade, the newspaper claims. The defending champions’ other defeat so far came against Liverpool at Anfield, with the Merseyside Reds the visitors to Old Trafford in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.

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