Manchester United will 'rectify' derby defeat - Yorke

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Dwight Yorke has backed Manchester United's current crop of stars to make up for their embarrassing 4-1 defeat against neighbours Manchester City.

And Yorke believes the Red Devils have the perfect opportunity to get the derby day loss out of their system when they face north-west rivals Liverpool in the Capital One Cup at Old Trafford.

He said: "The players will want to rectify it. They will want to put on a good performance - certainly at home against Liverpool.

"I'm expecting changes in that team as well because there are a lot of players who want to prove a point to the manager. There are places up for grabs.

"David Moyes will be bitterly disappointed with that and I'm sure they'll want to put it right on Wednesday night, when they have a big game against Liverpool.

"The fans and the manager will demand a performance and what better way to do it than on Wednesday night against Liverpool."

Former Red Devils ace Yorke has also called on Manchester United's senior stars such as club captain Nemanja Vidic, left-back Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand to show some leadership.

"The most disappointing thing was the reaction of the players. For the first time, I have to say that I didn't see any leadership from within the United team," added Yorke.

"You look for the experience of people like Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra and we didn't get a reaction.

"These players have won so many trophies. There's a burning desire to retain the Premier League title.

"City wanted to prove a point and they came out and did that exceptionally, but it's still early stages in the season. The players will know that.

"Moyes has had a very difficult start to the season but you mention names like Rio, Vidic, Evra and Michael Carrick - they won't panic because they know they have a lot of time to recover."

Moyes is expected to ring the changes for tomorrow's Old Trafford encounter as he looks to freshen up his starting line-up.

Fringe players such as Anders Lindegaard, Fabio da Silva and Alexander Buttner are all expected to start for Manchester United in what is expected to be the tie of the round.

The return of Luis Suarez - following a 10-match suspension - is also sure to add more spice to Wednesday night's encounter.

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