Manchester United boss fearful after Stoke comeback

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David Moyes says he was delighted to see Manchester United come back to win against Stoke but fears for his "old ticker" unless his team start winning more convincingly.

The Premier League champions were entertaining Mark Hughes' Stoke City at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon and found themselves 2-1 down with 15 minutes to go.

Two goals in two minutes from Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez completed a comeback worthy of Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United.

It meant that United avoided a fourth defeat of the season and stayed eight points behind leaders Arsenal.

Despite the goals papering over the growingly familiar cracks at Old Trafford, Moyes says he was delighted with the win. However, he said the dramatic fashion in which they won has done his health no favours.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said: “It was a big moment when you’re 2-1 down with 10 or 15 minutes to go.

“It was a big moment to win the game.“Hopefully we can continue to win games. If it’s in the same fashion then we’ll take it, but if we can make it a bit easier it will be great for the old ticker."

Manchester United face a number of big games in the coming months with next month's home game against current leaders Arsenal likely to prove pivotal to the title race.

Moyes says his United team must get used to dominating games ahead of the big ties. 

“We need to keep winning our games and there are big games to come," he continued. "Hopefully we will continue to improve as we go along.

“It’s the same players and we have the same spirit here. I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t have. The players are doing everything they can to win games, and I am pleased with that.”

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