David Moyes demands Manchester United players work harder

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has ordered his players to work harder if they're to catch up with their Premier League rivals.

The Old Trafford side are currently slumped in eighth place, already eight points away from Arsenal who top the league.

They also have a goal difference which is nine goals worse than Arsenal's - a worry given the season is just nine games old.

Defeats to rivals Liverpool and Manchester City - who trounced them 4-1 - will also be of major concern to Moyes, as will their disappointing home games against West Brom and Southampton.

And speaking ahead of some crucial fixtures for the Red Devils, Moyes has demanded that his players work harder to close the gap on leaders Arsenal.

"There’s a gap at the top of the league and we must work harder to try and close it," said Moyes in the Metro.

"We’ve been a bit up and down, winning one then losing one, so we’ll hopefully try to get into a bit more consistency.

"We’ll take it one game at a time and try and get closer to the top. That’s our plan."

United host Arsenal next weekend amid a busy schedule, and Moyes intends to rotate his squad to manage the fixture-burden.

"We will make changes," he added.

"They’re all first-team players in the squad and in their own right could all be playing every week."

Fulham play host to United this weekend, and Moyes' side will be boosted by the news that Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand are both fit for the clash.

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