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David Moyes shocked at derby defeat

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Manchester United boss David Moyes has admitted that the defeat at local rivals Manchester City came as a shock.

The Red Devils suffered a 4-1 loss to Manuel Pellegrini's side - however United have the chance to make amends tomorrow night as they host Liverpool in the Capital One Cup at Old Trafford.

And, the United boss has insisted that his side must move on from the defeat. At his press conference ahead of the Liverpool clash, Moyes said: "Well, it's gone now isn't it?

"I can't do anything about it so we move on and get ready for the next game.



"Yeah, it did [shock me]. But when you're a football manager for the length of time I have been, you are always going to have shocks. I've had lots and I have got no doubt there will be more in the future. That's the way football is.

"To get back on and play again is the best way to do it. You can't dwell too much on it. We're looking forward to getting the next game started and hopefully trying to win. I'm still getting to know all the players here and I have got a chance to get to know a few more of them this week and we'll see what they can do."

Liverpool will also be looking to get back to winning ways after they lost their first Premier League game this season as they were beaten 1-0 by Southampton.

The game will also mark the return of Luis Suarez, who has now finished serving his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic towards the end of last season.

And on the game and the rivalry between the two clubs, Moyes said: "It's always a big game when you play any cup tie.

"When you play Liverpool at Manchester United, it's a big rivalry. You could be right, it could take on a bigger significance than maybe people would expect. At the end of the day, it's another game and you take each game as it comes.

"It's an important game for us. We want to try and do well in all the cup competitions and that is what we will try to do.

"It [Suarez's return] means that Liverpool have got a really good player. So, does it change the complexion [of the game]? I don't know. I'm not looking at Liverpool too much but the qualities of Luis Suarez are very good."

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