Manchester United boss David Moyes admits they could've lost by more at Manchester City on Sunday.

United were still humiliated 4-1 at the Etihad.

Moyes' assessment of the rationale behind Tom Cleverley's introduction in place of Ashley Young yesterday told its own story.

"We had to make sure it didn't get any worse," he said.

"Were we really going to score five? Probably not. We had to make sure we tightened up."