Manchester United latest: Including League Cup and Moyes on transfers

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Manchester United beat Liverpool 1-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening to make it through to the last 16 in the Capital One Cup.

Javier Hernandez scored the only goal of the game against Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side who are now crashed out of the competition to the Red Devils.

United will now face Norwich City in the next round at Old Trafford as confirmed in last night’s live draw following the game.

United defender Jonny Evans is targeting silverware this season following the Red Devils win against their old rivals on Wednesday and hopes United can go all the way in the League Cup this term.

"We want to win it. It was the first trophy I won and it was a great feeling to win it then,” he said.

"It's a competition we want to win, we will be taking it seriously."

Meanwhile, United legend Peter Schmeichel has defended David Moyes against his critics, insisting disgruntled fans have ‘short memories’ as he urged supporters to back the new boss and give him time.

"We always knew that whatever happened after Sir Alex, it would be a bumpy road," Schmeichel told Sky Sports News.

"Someone had to be really brave and take that job. We knew every little thing that he does would be scrutinised and reported on in the media. It would be a debate - is he good enough?”

"He signed a six-year contract, there's a reason behind the six years. People in football have short memories. The start of last season is the same as this season you know,” added the former Red Devils keeper.

However, as the BBC reports, Schmeichel is ‘not confident’ about United’s title chances this term.

“I am not confident we are going to retain the title,” he explained.

"I can accept us not winning the title as long as we are competing for it. It is quite competitive this year. If we are not there or thereabouts then I would be worried.”

In transfer news, The Express claims United are chasing Andre Pirlo along with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham who are all reportedly interested in signing the Juventus and Italy legend.

Meanwhile, David Moyes admitted he will need new signings in January following a bumpy start to his career at Old Trafford this term so far.

“I don’t think it’s actually the squad, we’ve got numbers,” said Moyes.

“Maybe where we’ve got work to do is to bring in players not for the squad but one or two to go right into the team. But that will happen. There will be days like we had on Sunday, and there might be more of them because we are in a period where there will be transition.”

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