Man United boss David Moyes wary of Luis Suárez threat

David Moyes is wary of the threat posed by Luis Suárez to his Manchester United side when Liverpool travel to Old Trafford

David Moyes
David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson this summer Photo: The Sport Review

David Moyes admits he is wary of the threat posed by Luis Suárez to his Manchester United side when Liverpool travel to Old Trafford in the League Cup.

The Uruguay striker is in line to make his first appearance for the Reds on Wednesday since being handed a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic back in April.

Although Moyes accepts that any clash between Liverpool and United will always make headlines, the Scot concedes that Suárez’s return could further crank up the interest in the game.

And the United boss needs no reminding of the qualities of the 26-year-old striker, who scored 23 Premier League goals for the Reds last season.

“It’s always a big game when you play any cup tie,” said Moyes.

“When you play Liverpool at Manchester United, it’s a big rivalry. You could be right, it could take on a bigger significance than maybe people would expect. At the end of the day, it’s another game and you take each game as it comes.

“It’s an important game for us. We want to try and do well in all the cup competitions and that is what we will try to do.

“It [Suárez’s return] means that Liverpool have got a really good player. So, does it change the complexion [of the game]? I don’t know.

“I’m not looking at Liverpool too much but the qualities of Luis Suárez are very good.”

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