Michael Carrick believes his team will bounce back from their 2-1 loss to Chelsea and take out their frustrations on Liverpool on Sunday.
United are still top, despite losing 2-1 to last season’s Champions at Stamford Bridge, and will consider the manner in which they lost to be unfortunate.
His team now sit four points clear of Arsenal, but have played a game more, and have some difficult fixtures still to play this season.
United face Liverpool on Sunday at Anfield, and will be hoping they can bounce back and secure a much needed win against their bitter rivals.
“At the moment we feel pretty down, but we can move on quickly. We have to,” the midfielder told the clubs TV channel.
“We’re used to doing that and we’re normally good at that, so hopefully we can bounce back again.
“We have to get rid of this game, forget about it and move on. It’s obviously a huge game on Sunday and we’ll be ready for that. We have to be.
“That’s the nature of the beast. We move on and we take a lot of positives from tonight and look to put things right that didn’t go well. We’ll be ready.”
Talking about the result, and the manner with which they lost, Carrick said, “It is disappointing, especially after the first half and the way we played.”
“We were in control. Second half we weren’t as quick and decisive in our passing as we were in the first half, but we still felt quite comfortable and I still thought we might score again.
“Some decisions didn’t go our way and we’re on the end of a defeat, which is very hard to take.
“That type of decision plays a huge part in the game. Big decisions you’ve got to get right, especially in a game of this importance, so we’re disappointed.
“What can I say apart from that? It’s hard to take.”