Manchester United will bounce back, says former star

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Former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke has backed David Moyes' side to bounce back from their heavy 4-1 defeat against arch-rivals Manchester City.

Manchester United have had a topsy-turvy start to the season having won two, drawn one and lost two in the Premier League thus far.

Despite the Red Devils' mediocre start to the campaign, Yorke has backed the Premier League champions to respond to their embarrassing derby day loss at the Etihad Stadium.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Yorke said: "I think we're all a bit shell-shocked at the moment. We haven't got over the result. I think you have to give credit to City for the manner in which they played. From the start to the finish, they were certainly the better team.

"City really set out their stall and came out of the blocks extremely fast. Vincent Kompany led by example at the back and they were fantastic right the way through to Sergio Aguero at the other end of the pitch. People like Jesus Navas, Fernandinho and Samir Nasri were also outstanding.

"United couldn't get to grips with the game. They didn't have a lot of fluency in the game and that's all down to City. United didn't play anything like close to their potential.

"Losing Robin van Persie was a big blow to them before the game but they still had enough in that team to get a result.

"The one thing United are always good at is coming back from a defeat like that. I'm expecting a reaction to that.

"It's a very dark day for the red half of Manchester - the players will know that and the manager will know that. They've just got to put it behind them. It's all about the next game."

Manchester United will have the chance to respond to their latest defeat on Wednesday when they take on north-west rivals Liverpool in the Capital One Cup at Old Trafford.

Moyes is expected to freshen up his side for the midweek encounter with the likes of Javier Hernandez, Nani and Wilfried Zaha all expected to make their first competitive starts of the season.

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