Scot oversees massive 1-0 win over the Reds to ease the tension in the north west.
Under-pressure Manchester United head coach David Moyes hit back at his critics following the Red Devils’ 1-0 win over arch-rivals Liverpool in the third round of the Capital One Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, insisting he “will turn it around” at the Premier League champions, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Scot went into the tie facing mounting questions as to whether he was the right man to take over from the recently retired former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the north west this season.
United suffered a humiliating 4-1 thrashing at the hands of city rivals Manchester City at Eastlands in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, while Moyes had also overseen a disappointing 1-0 top-flight defeat against the Merseyside giants at Anfield at the start of this month.
All of which meant that the champions went into Wednesday night’s encounter against Liverpool having made their worst-ever start to a Premier League season and in desperate need of a morale-boosting victory over Brendan Rodgers’s men.
And that is precisely what the home team achieved, thanks to front man Javier Hernandez’s winner early in the second half that set up a fourth-round clash against Norwich City at Old Trafford, with Moyes saying after the match: “It (criticism) is not frustrating because I will sort it. I will fix it. I will turn it around. I have got no doubt about that.
“What have I learned? We have to improve. I am still getting to know the players.
“They are a really good team, they won the Premier League last year, but we need to improve.
“There certainly was (some relief) as it was a big day for us. We lost at Anfield a few weeks ago; we had lost at the Etihad last week, so we wanted to put that right.
2I thought it was a really good game, an exciting game of football from both teams. What was important was that the whole club showed we were hurt by the game on Sunday.
“We did not perform to our levels. But they have gone out and the players have done a great job to get us a big result.
“I didn’t think there was much in it. If you look at the two games (against Liverpool), they have both been won by a set piece. We made a lot of changes to make sure we made full use of the squad, to get them some playing time.
“Liverpool have started the season well. It was not a risk with the players we have at Manchester United to make changes. They are all internationals and first-team players.
“There are no reserves in this squad. Every one of them could play in the first team. Some of the performances were excellent.”