United's England defender Gary Neville admitted: "It's not nice coming off a performance like Sunday. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were not nice days for us. Tonight, we've gone a little bit of the way to putting that right. But we're not there yet, we've still got a lot to do as a team."
Neville, moved to centre-back to cope with the pace of Liverpool's danger man Michael Owen, added: "We've improved tonight from Sunday - that's all we could have done, really. We let ourselves down, we let everybody down, with the way we performed on Sunday."
The United manager, Alex Ferguson, said: "Gary Neville was marvellous. His reading of situations and organisational ability were excellent, and his determination to win the match was superb. But everyone worked their socks off."Reuse content