The Scot had a torrid experience in his first Manchester derby, as a Sergio Aguero brace and goals from Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri gave City a victory reminiscent of their seismic 6-1 win at Old Trafford in 2011.
It was United’s second defeat of the season, leaving them five points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal in eighth place. Asked if he expected a reaction in the changing room, on the training ground or in the next match, Moyes replied: “All of them, and I’ve made them aware of that as well.
But if there was ever a group of players, who I would expect that from, it would be from Manchester United players. The way they’ve been brought up by the previous manager (Alex Ferguson). They react, and that’s what we’ll do here.”