Moyes proud of Manchester United's fighting spirit

The Red Devils were humbled at the Etihad Stadium but recovered to eliminate old rivals Liverpool from the Capital One Cup on Wednesday

David Moyes has praised the courage of his Manchester United players after they bounced back from Sunday's derby defeat to beat Liverpool in the Capital One Cup.

The Scot made a number of changes from United's 4-1 loss at the Etihad Stadium, with Shinji Kagawa, Nani and Javier Hernandez among those given a chance to impress.

The Mexican striker took his opportunity, smartly volleying home a corner early in the second half to hand United a 1-0 victory, and Moyes was glad to see his players come out fighting.

"We had to try to come out and show something a bit better than we had done [against City]," he told Sky Sports.

"We had to bounce back and I thought it was a good result. It's given me a chance to see some players I haven't seen much and it's given me food for thought."

Moyes was particularly impressed with Chicarito and praised the 25-year-old's movement in the lead up to his winning goal.

"The movement is great for the goal," he added. "That's what Chicharito is all about. He finds space so well."