Manchester United manager David Moyes is looking forward to the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final against Sunderland, and is confident that his side’s fortunes will soon change.
The Reds suffered a 2-1 defeat in the first leg at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday, with a Ryan Giggs own goal and a penalty from Fabio Borini giving the Black Cats the advantage. But the manager is already relishing the chance to make amends when Gus Poyet’s side visit Old Trafford on Wednesday 22 January.
“I’ve been here before and done it before,” said Moyes. “I just sense that it’s on the verge of turning, we’re about to get a bit better. You need a little bit of good fortune to go for you, and it looks as if we’re not getting enough of that at the moment. I can sense in the dressing room that there’s an urge to fight our current position, and we’re looking forward to the second leg now.
“If you’re going to be in this job you’ve got to win, and the last few games I’ve not won. It’s part of football management. It’s never going to be an easy ride. To be the manager of Manchester United is a big challenge, whether it’s on the back of wins or defeats.”
Despite the result, the United boss was full of praise for both his players, and the thousands of fans who made the trip to the North East.