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Manchester United manager Moyes 'shocked' at derby defeat

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted he was 'shocked' at his side's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend.

Goals from Sergio Aguero (2), Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri condemned Moyes to a humiliating defeat in his first Manchester derby but he has the chance to redeem himself against fellow rivals Liverpool in the Capital One cup tomorrow.

"It's gone now hasn't it? I can't do anything about it," Moyes said of Sunday's game.

Asked if the defeat to City had shocked him he said: "Yes it did. But when you've been a football manager for as long as I have you get shocks. You can't dwell on it. You look forward to next game. We're still getting to know our players and we will get to know them better this week." he told the Independent.

Moyes has been criticised over some of his early season selections with the likes of Shinji Kagawa, Javier Hernandez and Luis Nani failing to get a continued run in the team, but Moyes said he is still getting to grips with the squad.

"I'm just telling you that I'm still getting to know a lot of players and getting to know how they react to the weekend," he said. Asked if he would rotate, he said he would "if I want to."

Tomorrow's match against Liverpool may come as an early chance for United to get back to winning ways and despite the inevitable squad rotation that comes with the League Cup, Moyes is looking to perform in all competitions this season.

"I think my idea this year was always to focus on every competition," he said. "It's always been here to win but I think it has been a route to give young players as much opportunity as you can."

Ahead of the tie it has been confirmed that Robin van Persie will once again not play any part in the match after missing out on the defeat at The Etihad Stadium.

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