David Moyes admitted he breathed a sigh of relief after his Manchester United side knocked Liverpool out of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday evening, the
Javier Hernandez scored the only goal of the game a minute into the second-half and United maintained the advantage until the full-time whistle, putting the 2012 League Cup winners out of the competition – and avenging the 1-0 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield earlier in September.
United’s victory came days after they were heavily beaten by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, and Moyes confirmed the victory was a relief for the Premier League champions. “It certainly was because it was a big game for us,” Moyes said.
“We’d lost at Anfield a few weeks ago and at the Etihad on Sunday, and we wanted to put that right. I think what was important was that the whole club showed we were hurt by the game on Sunday, when we didn’t perform to our levels.”
Moyes added that he felt confident that as he settles in to the job more – having replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of last season – he expected results to pick up and United to perform to their best on a more consistent basis. “I’ll sort it, I’ll fix it and I’ll turn it around, I’ve no doubt about it,” the former Everton boss promised. “We know we have to improve. I’m getting to know them and they’re a really good team.”
United are currently eighth in the early league table, five points behind Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, who sit first and second, with the Gunners top on goal difference.
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