Manchester United boss Moyes relishes showdown at Anfield
David Moyes has been quick to express his anger at Manchester United’s tough start to the season, but a daunting trip to bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday offers an opportunity to lay down a marker in the title race.Updated: Sep 01, 2013 02:45 IST
David Moyes has been quick to express his anger at Manchester United’s tough start to the season, but a daunting trip to bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday offers an opportunity to lay down a marker in the title race.
Moyes was frustrated at having to face Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in the space of his first five matches as United manager.
The Scot has picked up four points from his first two matches in charge, a comprehensive 4-1 win at Swansea and a goalless draw with Chelsea on Monday.
United’s fans, who were implored by outgoing manager Sir Alex Ferguson to give Moyes their backing, have certainly got behind the former Everton boss.
But Moyes knows a victory over their old rivals on Merseyside would certainly go a long way to ingratiating himself in Manchester, particularly as he was never able to record a victory at Anfield during his reign at Everton. “Anfield has always been a difficult place to go. It’s a great stadium and I’m looking forward to going back there,” he said.
“In some ways it’s no different to any other game as you can only get three points for a win but it’d be a big win if we can do that.“Liverpool are one of the strong teams this season so if we can do that it can be a good start.“I don’t know if it will be different going there with United as I’ve not been involved in it yet.
“Everyone tells me it’s a big rivalry, Liverpool and United, and it was like that with Everton as well. “I’m looking forward to the game and part of coming to Manchester United is to be involved in these type of games.”
First Published: Sep 01, 2013 01:31 IST