Everton manager may have two players missing for Manchester United clash

Moyes admits there will be doubts over Tim Cahill and Phil NevilleEverton manager David Moyes is counting the cost of extra time against Chelsea on Wednesday evening after both Phil Neville and Tim Cahill picked up knocks that could leave them out of the Manchester United match at the weekend.

Everton lost 2-1 at Goodison Park to a Chelsea side that was without John Terry. A 117th minute winner by Daniel Sturridge saw the Stamford Bridge club through the quarter finals, but Moyes felt his side had done enough to win the match.

“It was a game we probably should have won in the end and we’ll probably come away from it a wee bit disappointed that we didn’t go into the next round of the cup. We want to do well in the cup competitions and the players did that – they tried really hard tonight.”

The Everton manager added:

“We hadn’t really given Chelsea a game a week or so ago at Stamford Bridge but we gave them a game tonight. We tried to make it as hard as we could for them and up to 90 minutes we should have won the game.”

Regarding the injuries to Neville and Cahill, Moyes claims that Cahill was carrying an injury throughout the game and that squad size can help sides in that regard.

“Tim was carrying an injury through the game and Phil has a hamstring injury so we’ve got one or two doubts, but that’s what it’s like and that’s why the good teams can play midweek and Saturday and keep winning because they have a good squad of players and hopefully we were able to show that as well.”

Everton will face Manchester United at the weekend with the Old Trafford side looking to get their Premier League campaign back on track after the 6-1 mauling against Manchester City last weekend whilst Everton will want to push on from their victory over Fulham.

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