United morning news: Moyes takes blame; ex-player tips club to turn corner

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Manchester United fans will wake up this morning knowing there is still a long way to go for their side, after recent successes over Olympiakos and West Ham United were overshadowed by an emphatic derby day defeat.

Speaking to the BBC after the match, United boss David Moyes said he is the one to blame after Manchester City’s 3-0 victory at Old Trafford.

I am the one who picks the team,” he said. “I take responsibility and always will do. It is disappointing.

I thought it would be a tough year, but I hoped it would be more competitive.”

For United, it has been anything but, although they do have the exciting/daunting prospect of a Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich to look forward to.

In other news, former player Henning Berg has told Talk Sport that United do have the players to succeed, but that those players are currently at a low in terms of confidence.

I have seen these players play so good before, not that long ago,” Berg said. “I think it is more a mentality thing.

“When players over a certain time feel pressure, it is difficult to turn around. They just need to dig in, make sure that what they do every day in training is at the highest level, and work hard to turn a corner.”

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