Manchester United manager David Moyes has said that he takes responsibility for his side's 3-0 defeat at home to local rivals Manchester City.
A brace from Edin Dzeko and another from Yaya Toure consigned United to their sixth defeat on home soil this season, their worst record for 12 years.
Moyes told the press afterwards: "I take responsibility for the team, I always do. Everyone knows this is going to be a job which is going to take a little bit of time to get the way we would like it, but that is the job and I recognise that."
Following the match, the club were forced to deploy stewards to stop supporters removing the 'Chosen One' banner over the Stretford End. The vocal backing of Moyes around Old Trafford that disspitated following the defeat to Liverpool was also virtually non-existent on Tuesday as City opened up a 15 point gap on their neighbours.
After the weekend visit of Aston Villa, United face the daunting prospect of Bayern Munich at Old Trafford in the first leg of their quarter final clash. Pep Guardiola's side successfully defended their Bundesliga crown on Tuesday night with a record seven games left to play.