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David Moyes has insisted that Manchester United are still a “top side” despite their slump this season.
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United have won just three of their nine games in all competitions in 2014 and are only seventh in the Premier League -- 15 points behind leaders Chelsea and with 21 fewer points than they had at this stage last term.
The Red Devils travel to Arsenal on Wednesday and Moyes is confident that his side can bounce back following their disappointing 2-2 draw with Fulham on Sunday.
He said: “We are a top side and we'll do everything we can to get all the points.”
Robin van Persie scored the winner as United beat Arsenal 1-0 at Old Trafford in November.
But despite it being their only league win against a team currently in the top nine, Moyes believes they can secure a repeat result at Emirates Stadium.
He said: “We got a good result against them at Old Trafford and we'll try for the same again. We’ve played better in several games but in that one we got the goal and sometimes that makes a difference.”
On the draw against Fulham, which saw United produce 81 crosses, Moyes added: “We played well and in any other game you would have scored many goals. We didn’t get it on the day. Everybody keeps telling me about the stats and the opportunities we had so we had plenty of chances to win the game.
“We’re doing the right things, we need to keep going and our luck will change, there’s no doubt about that.”
Moyes confirmed United will go on a warm-weather break after the Arsenal game and that, contrary to reports, Rio Ferdinand will be in the squad that travels abroad.
“I can only tell you that what was written was a load of rubbish, complete nonsense,” he said. “We’ll have a few days away. We have a big Champions League game [against Olympiakos] coming up in just over a week's time.”