the team. Some of the performances were exceptional tonight, they really were, and they had to be.
"I thought it was a brilliant atmosphere at Old Trafford tonight. I've come to a lot of games here before but tonight was a brilliant atmosphere. It was a great cup tie and the supporters have done great. I'm just pleased to get the game won."
Clearly, the derby defeat stung the manager and his staff but he is convinced that the Reds can embark on a winning run, starting with Saturday's home encounter with West Brom.
"It's not frustrating," he said of the start. "I'm certain I'll fix it and turn it around. No doubt about that.
"I think it was important that we showed the whole club were hurt by the game on Sunday. We didn't perform to our levels but the players have done a great job to get us a big result and I'm really pleased with it.
"It (the start) was really tough. Nothing has changed. I said that. Now we've got games we've got to show we are capable of winning. We've got to do that in the next month or so. We know we've got to improve. I'm getting to know them and they're a really good team that won the Premier League last year but we need to make sure we are looking to improve as well."