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Evans: United want to win cup

Jonny Evans made clear Manchester United's ambition to win the Capital One Cup after they beat Liverpool 1-0 in their third-round tie at Old Trafford.

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Javier Hernandez scored the only goal of an absorbing game as United responded in the best way possible to their 4-1 mauling by neighbours City on Sunday.

Evans was making his first start of the season and he made no bones about United's desire to lift the cup.

He told Sky Sports 1: "We want to win it. It was the first trophy I won and it was a great feeling to win it then.

"It's a competition we want to win, we will be taking it seriously. I think the fans enjoyed it, we certainly enjoyed it.

"It was a hard game, Liverpool have been playing expansive football. I am just glad we got the goal after half-time and held on.

"They put out a strong team. There were a lot of lads out there who haven't had a lot of football and were getting a bit tired towards the end."

Doubly important

Fellow defender Chris Smalling admitted the victory was doubly important following Sunday's thrashing by City.

"It was a massive turnaround," Smalling said.

"It was a big stage for us to go out there. There was a lot of doubt at the weekend, we needed to go out and put on a performance."

For the England defender, the intensity of the game was reminiscent of the Premier League.

He said: "I felt like it was end to end for pretty much 90 minutes. It shows we can go out there on the big occasion and produce."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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