Getting ready for Shakhtar Donetsk.
"The players are hurting because they are used to winning. When they don’t win, that hurts them as they care very much about their team and their club. They are good lads and will respond in the right way."
"I take complete responsibility for the results. Fortunately, they’ve been good in the Champions League but not in the Premier League. I take the responsibility. I would like them to be much better and have no doubt they will."
- David Moyes
"It’s very important we get back to winning at Old Trafford. It’s our home and we have to play well here for our supporters. We should do this on Tuesday (against Shakhtar Donetsk)."
"Of course, everyone is disappointed with the results (against Everton and Newcastle) and the way we played. Now we must bounce back and try to get the wins again."
"It’s important to win the group. We were a bit unlucky last season (to be drawn with Real Madrid) but it’s always important to get first place. The Champions League is special. Ever since I came, I think it is special all the time for Brazilians."
- Rafael da Silva
"What I enjoy most is the interaction together, that we both want to play together. We both realise that we are better off playing together, because we are stronger when we are playing together, as a partnership. That’s the main thing in any partnership."
"You have to have a certain partnership when you’re playing with the number 9 and number 10, the main striker and the second striker. A left-back and a left winger need to have a partnership; the midfielders need to have a partnership; the two centre-backs, together with both full-backs, are the same. So you all have small partnerships in a big partnership, and I think it’s very important that you want to work together and you try to feed the ball in to each other, and make each other stronger. You are always stronger, in any sport, in life, when you are doing stuff together. So that makes me really happy."
"With a player of Wayne’s calibre, we can go from strength to strength, and we can become better; even better than we do it now. I think we’ve been playing really well together, we’ve been setting up goals for each other and scoring, which is what I want. One game he will score a couple, the next game I will score a couple. Hopefully we get more goals from the wingers as well, which is important, and the midfielders. But it is important that this partnership is growing and becoming even stronger."
- Robin van Persie
I’m going to watch ‘The Class of ‘92’ today :)
"It’s difficult, the fact we’ve lost five games, but we won’t give up. We want to keep going to the end and the most important thing is when we put the Manchester United shirt on and go out at Old Trafford or away from home, we make sure we give everything as players."
- Jonny Evans
"I think Danny is someone who is still finding his way to be a regular all the time. He’s a regular for England and is a really talented player. I had a word with him about a couple of things and he’s working on it to try to do things better and more (often). I’m sure he will achieve that. Danny will improve with his age and with more games. He’ll get better."
- David Moyes
The tie is due to take place over the weekend of 4 and 5 January 2014.
"There will be light at the end of the tunnel because it is a transitional period and that was always going to be the case. I hoped it wouldn’t have been as poor as it has been in the last few games. When I came here I knew it was never going to be easy and it’s proved to be that way."
"I think the United supporters have been great to me and great to the club. They understand there is a big transition going on here and, like me, I don’t think they expected us to have lost five games at this stage of the season. We didn’t expect that. But I think they understand that there is a change going on. We’ll work hard, try to improve and try to get better."
- David Moyes
Wilfried Zaha made his Premier League debut after coming off the bench to replace Nani.
"I’m disappointed with the result. There were bits of the game where I thought we needed a bit of luck and things to go for us but it didn’t happen. We are missing a little bit of creativity at the right times. When we’ve had chances to make good passes we’ve not quite made them. We’ve lost the past two games 1-0, probably slightly against the run of play, but we have to expect that and create more chances - to play better. That’s the way to do it."
- David Moyes (Premier League 2013/14: Manchester United 0 - Newcastle United 1)
A minute’s applause in remembrance of Nelson Mandela prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford.