Moyes and Co. brace for redemption against Liverpool
Manchester United will get the opportunity to acquire redemption in the Capital One Cup clash against Liverpool on Wednesday. David Moyes and Co. are looking forward to grabbing a big win over their archrivals at Old Trafford following Premier League defeats at the hands of the Reds and Manchester City.
Robin van Persie will be the key to Manchester United’s success story. The Dutch striker was missing from Manchester United’s lineup in the 4-1 thrashing on Sunday because of a groin injury. Surprisingly, this was the first Premier League game Robin van Persie has missed in nearly two and a half years.
The Old Trafford boss Moyes is confident about adding Van Persie to the squad he is lining up for Liverpool. Moyes remains adamant that the 30-year-old striker will be available for the Liverpool game or at least the weekend clash against West Bromwich Albion.
“We thought Robin would be okay,” Moyes told Sky Sports. “We gave him every chance. It's nothing serious. He could be involved on Wednesday or next weekend.”
According to a statement released by Real Madrid, Van Persie picked up the injury during the warm up session before the game. The Netherlands international was benched because Manchester United were unwilling to “aggravate” the injury.
“I don't think it is going to be long. He just felt something in his groin in training. We didn't want to aggravate it,” Moyes said.
Danny Welbeck was called to replace Van Persie, but the youngster’s performance wasn’t as impressive as the last season’s leading goalscorers.
“Obviously you miss Robin van Persie. He is a huge miss to anyone but we have got a strong squad,” Moyes added on the topic.
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic considers the 4-1 defeat to be a “horrible” result. The skipper believes Manchester United can record an amazing comeback against Liverpool on Wednesday.
“It is horrible to lose the derby game. It’s more difficult when you lose the game in this kind of performance,” Vidic told Sky Sports. “We were 4-0 down and it was tough. It is disappointing but we have to come back. From tomorrow, we start to be positive and try and win the next game and move on.”