6 Jan 2014

Manchester United boss philosophical

9:07 am on 6 January 2014

Beleaguered Manchester United football manager David Moyes has vowed that his side will soldier on after they were stunned 2-1 by Swansea City in the FA Cup third round.

Moyes has already seen United fall 11 points off the pace in the Premier League and they have now lost successive home games for the second time this term, having lost 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford last week.

United visit Sunderland on Tuesday for the first leg of their League Cup semi-final and with the Champions League their only other viable source of silverware this season, Moyes says his players must keep looking forward.

Moyes says "If you lose games at any club, it's always difficult. At Manchester United, it's even bigger,"

He adds "that's the job and the team will get on with it."

West Ham United's woes intensified as the Premier League club were thrashed 5-0 by second tier Nottingham Forest.

Chelsea showed their fellow Londoners how to negotiate a potentially tricky Cup tie in the east Midlands, winning 2-0 at second tier Derby County.

Liverpool avenged last season's Cup defeat by Oldham Athletic, winning 2-0 at Anfield, and Sunderland also moved on, 3-1 against League One Carlisle.