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Moyes left hoping for change in fortunes

United boss David Moyes is determined to give supporters a lift by beating Sunderland to reach the Capital Cup final.

Last updated: 20 Jan 2014 10:41
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Moyes's Manchester United are now 14 points off the top of the Premier League [Getty Images]

Manchester United boss David Moyes is determined to give his beleaguered supporters a lift by overhauling Sunderland on Wednesday and reaching the Capital One Cup final.

Jose Mourinho told United fans on Sunday their Premier League title challenge was over after his Chelsea side recorded a 3-1 home win over the champions, leaving Moyes' men in seventh place and 14 points off the pace.

United have little time to dwell on the disappointment of a seventh league defeat of the season with Sunderland heading to Old Trafford on Wednesday with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg in the lightly regarded competition.

"We're going to go out and do everything we can to get through," former Everton manager Moyes told MUTV on Sunday.

"I want to give the supporters something to cheer about. There's not been an awful lot and I'm fully aware of that but I thought how we played today was not bad. The players played well but if you are going to defend the way we did then we are going to find it tough."

Forced change

Moyes will be forced into at least one defensive change with captain Nemanja Vidic serving a suspension after being shown a straight red card for a late lunge on Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, a tackle that epitomised United's frustration.

Another member of United's frail defensive four, fullback Rafael, then angered Chelsea with a dangerous two-footed tackle in the final stages that took the ball from Gary Cahill but resulted in a yellow card.

"I thought Vidic wasn't a sending off but I've seen Rafa's and I think that could have been one," Moyes told reporters.

"There were two tackles. People want their players to tackle. I thought one was a yellow card. On another day, the other was a red."

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