Manchester United manager David Moyes says he never gave up faith that the Reds would have enough left in the locker to earn a hallmark comeback win over Hull City on Boxing Day.
The Reds allowed the home side to accrue an early two-goal advantage during a melee of an opening 13 minutes but thereafter the champions regained composure and, much to the delight of the manager, notched an important win at the KC Stadium.
“I always thought we’d go on and win it,” Moyes told MUTV. “What we’ve got here is the capability and I don’t think there would have been one supporter who thought that the game was over [when we went two down], I certainly didn’t.
“My only concern was Hull’s defensive record here this season, I think they’d only conceded three goals prior to today,” the boss added. “Thankfully, by half-time we were back level and I even thought we should have been 3-2 up by that point.”
Despite Moyes’ evident satisfaction with the result, the manager expressed his want for United to kill off opponents in order to avoid any chance of a late revival.
“When we got the third goal I really wanted the lads to go on and score again and get that fourth goal to avoid the scary moments that we had in the last five minutes.
“I had to change things around as we had a couple of injuries and then Antonio was sent off which made things even harder for us.”