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Moyes ready to face old foe

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United manager David Moyes claimed his side's Premier League title bid will gather momentum before the end of the year as he prepares to welcome former club Everton to Old Trafford on Wednesday.

The Red Devils have slipped to eighth place in the table after consecutive 2-2 draws on the road against Cardiff City and Tottenham Hotspur in their past two matches.

But with fixtures against sides lower down in the league, including Aston Villa, Stoke, Hull and Norwich, to come after their game against Everton, Moyes does not think it will be long before his side will be among the title challengers.

"We are concerned that we are not as close as we would like to be but it is a long season and I do think we have got room to get better and progress. That is without a doubt," he said.

Moyes also said striker Wayne Rooney, who scored both United's goals in their draw with Spurs, has deserved the plaudits he has received for his performances recently as he prepares to face his boyhood club again. "He deserves the adulation he is getting."