'Underperforming' players must respond to Moyes, says Manchester United legend

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Manchester United legend wants the Old Trafford players to respond to David Moyes

Bryan Robson wants Manchester United's underperformers to finally respond to David Moyes.

Moyes remains under pressure going into Sunday's clash with Liverpool as the reigning Premier League champions sit in sixth place, 11 points behind their long-standing rivals.

Replacing Sir Alex Ferguson has proved a difficult task for Moyes during his debut season in the Old Trafford hot seat, with United's domestic shortcomings compounded by an abrupt FA Cup exit while they could bow out of the Champions League to Olympiakos on Tuesday.

Robson was a cornerstone of Ferguson's early sides and captained them to their first title in over 26 years, in 1993, before helping the Red Devils retain their crown 12 months later.

And the United and England legend believes that the current crop at Moyes' disposal must recapture the standards set under Ferguson's tutelage for the man that has succeeded him.

"Sir Alex was a great coach. His man management style was really good and that's why he had so many temperamental players but handled them brilliant. You've got to be quite special to handle that type of player so he was great at that," he told LFC TV.

"But that's gone and what the players have got to do is respond to David Moyes. Most of those players have had great careers with Man United. They've won everything with United and they've got to get back to those standards.

"That's how I see it because a lot of them have underperformed this season and there's a lot more from them."

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