Moyes confident his team is a “top side” ahead of Arsenal clash
Manchester United manager David Moyes insists his side is still a “top side” despite an abysmal campaign. The Old Trafford boss admits Manchester United has experienced a slump this season, but they are learning from their mistakes and already preparing for a comeback.
Moyes’ side has won only three games in the nine games played in 2014 so far. Manchester United is currently positioned seventh on the Premier League table and are 15 points behind the league leaders Chelsea.
A trip for the Emirates Stadium is planned for Wednesday. Manchester United are expected to lose more points in the game, although Arsenal will arrive fresh from a 5-1 defeat to Liverpool. The Premier League champions are 21 points short of what they had acquired in the league at this time last year.
The disappointing 2-2 draw against Fulham at Old Trafford on Sunday has increased Manchester United’s hunger for success. Moyes insists his side is eager to make the best out of the remaining season and that Manchester United shouldn’t be ruled out as a big team.
“We are a top side and we'll do everything we can to get all the points,” Moyes said.
The first leg between Manchester United and Arsenal resulted in a 1-0 win for Moyes. Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie was the man who provided the Red Devils with the winner. Interestingly, that is the only win Manchester United have acquired against a team in the top nine.
Going into the match against Arsenal Moyes is confident his side can replicate such results.
“We got a good result against them at Old Trafford and we'll try for the same again,” Moyes said. “We’ve played better in several games but in that one we got the goal and sometimes that makes a difference.”
Moyes also commented on Manchester United’s poor form against Fulham. The Scotsman said that Manchester United deserved to win and that they were clearly the better side in the night. After keeping 75% of the ball possession and producing more than 80 crosses, Moyes believes Manchester United have the ability to challenge the best.
“We played well and in any other game you would have scored many goals,” Moyes added. “We didn’t get it on the day. Everybody keeps telling me about the stats and the opportunities we had so we had plenty of chances to win the game.
“We’re doing the right things, we need to keep going and our luck will change, there’s no doubt about that.”