All over the Premier League, Manchester United have over the years earned a reputation as being one of the league's comeback Kings.
The Red Devils have often bounced back from shocking defeats to reclaim their place in the league by putting up performances that send signals to their opponents.
It is rather unfortunate that the Red Devils - who were without striker Robin van Persie in Sunday's game - lost in such shocking and demoralising manner to Manchester City at the Etihad. More painful is the fact that the loss was to one of the club's fiercest rivals.
Although United will still be without Van Persie going into the Capital One tie against rivals Liverpool, the reigning Premier League champions still have the ability to come out strong tonight.
Liverpool definitely will be no write-off and the Anfield giants have been further boosted with the return of Luis Suarez after a ten-match ban, but that will pose little threat to United who will be hungry for revenge.
Being a game against another rival, this is the right time for the Red Devils to bounce back - history has often proved that United have the character and class to turn things around quickly.
When United were beaten 6-1 by City two years ago, they went on to win their next three league games, and United fans can take heart from club’s record of producing the right sort of reaction to losses.
Whereas Sir Alex Ferguson was able to inspire past recoveries after defeats, it is up to David Moyes, as United boss, to help his players banish the bad memories created at the Etihad and face up to the challenge against Liverpool tonight.
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