LONDON, (Reuters) – Manchester United manager David Moyes was given the perfect tonic to soothe the pain of Sunday’s loss to Manchester City as a largely second-string side gave him a pleasing selection headache against Liverpool yesterday.
Moyes made eight changes to face their arch-rivals in the League Cup third round, but those who had been waiting in the wings took their chance and battled to a 1-0 win, showing the fight missing during the weekend’s Premier League defeat.
United striker Javier Hernandez scored the only goal of the game with a typical poacher’s finish, losing his marker before side-footing the ball home from close range in the second half.
“We had to try and come out and show something a bit better than we had done,” Moyes told Sky Sports.
“We had to bounce back and I thought it was a good result tonight. It’s given me a chance to see some players I haven’t seen much and it’s given me food for thought.”