Manchester: Manchester United F.C. manager David Moyes once again called on the club's supporters to show patience after his side fell to a sixth home defeat of the campaign against Manchester City.
While City's 3-0 success on Tuesday took them to within touching distance of the Premier League summit, United's defeat left them 12 points below the Champions League places with only seven games of the season remaining.
United have fallen a long way since romping to last season's league title by 11 points, but Moyes rejected suggestions that the rebuilding process at Old Trafford would take longer than anticipated.
"It is under way in its own way," he told a post-match press conference.