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David Moyes annoyed over unfair criticism

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David Moyes has revealed that he will not begrudge anyone the opportunity to criticise his team when they are poor, but does believe some of the negativity received has been unjustified.

It has been a mixed week for Manchester United, starting with a lacklustre display in the Manchester derby - losing 4-1 - but also seeing them beat Liverpool 1-0 in the Capital One Cup.

Moyes admitted to reporters that he was afraid to leave the house after the derby drubbing saying: "As you get older you understand how bad it feels when you lose a game.

"You go home and pull the curtains and put the blankets over your head. You don't want to come out.

"By the time the next morning comes you know you have to get back on the training field, doing the work and preparing for the next game."

Manchester United and Moyes came in for some heavy criticism after that tie and Moyes believes most of it was justified.

However, the Scot also believes that some of the negativity has been unjustified, as he doesn't believe his United players have performed poorly in every match.

"If people judge me at Manchester United on how we do I can't argue," he said.

"If criticism is for the team not playing well, like we did at Manchester City, it is totally deserved.

"But in some cases we have done okay this year and people have chosen to do that. They tell me that is a trait at Manchester United."

After a tough start to life at Old Trafford, Moyes takes on West Brom on Saturday seeing the start of a run of fixtures that look much easier on paper.

United have already played Liverpool twice as well as Manchester City away and Chelsea at home - winning one, drawing one and losing two.

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