Premier League - Managers: United job harder than expected - Moyes

All the managerial reaction from Sunday's Premier League matches, with David Moyes declaring that his job was more difficult than he expected.

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Premier League - Managers: United job harder than expected - Moyes
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Manchester United's manager David Moyes (L) greets his Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers before their match at Old Trafford (Reuters)

Manchester United 0-3 Liverpool

David Moyes: "We didn't play well, Liverpool deserved their victory. Some decisions were correct, some were incorrect but overall I'm disappointed. It is difficult to explain it.

"We have to play better and make ourselves harder to beat, harder to play against and we are also going to have to make sure we are creating and taking more opportunities. We have a lot to do to do both those things. I think the job was always going to be hard. Yes, it is harder (than I thought) I would say so."

Brendan Rodgers: "We won't get carried away. It is a wonderful result and our confidence is high at the moment but our only focus is on the next game. If we can continue to play at the same intensity, we will continue to win games.

"Our dominance in the match was clear. We had confidence and belief coming here that we could get a result. We could arguably have scored five or six and that is testament to the quality of the players. We are a very aggressive team. I was very similar at Swansea with my players, we got a lot of penalties with the team there and it is the same at Liverpool."

Tottenham 0-1 Arsenal

Tim Sherwood: "After going behind to early in the game, you fear the worse but they did me proud. They stuck together and took the game to Arsenal. We're talking about a team pushing for the title here and we didn't deserve to lose that game. I think we deserved to win it. To be honest, I am winner. I want to win and I would rather play bad and win the game.

"Anyone that saw that game today will know we didn't deserve to lose that. We should have scored, it's as simple as that. When we score, we go on to win the game because the momentum would have taken us there. The crowd were fantastic, stuck with us all the way and you would expect that when they are seeing the boys give that sort of effort."

Arsene Wenger: "It is a huge result. We were under pressure to win before the game because of course it was a very important game. Our early goal maybe influenced too much how we played because we missed a second goal and after that we wanted to protect the lead and sometimes we were under pressure.

"Tottenham played well, we must say. For me, they were absolutely up for it and we needed some special resilience to get away with it. As long as we didn't score the second goal, of course it was a very tight game, but in the end, for us, it is three massive points. It gets us a bit closer to Chelsea and makes the game next week [Arsenal meet the Blues on Saturday] even more interesting."

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