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Manchester United manager David Moyes said that there is no longer a fear factor for visiting sides that come to Old Trafford when talking to the BBC following his side being knocked out of the FA Cup 1-2 at home by Swansea.

The third round defeat to the team from South Wales was United’s fourth loss in six matches, and when asked if teams no longer feared playing at Old Trafford Moyes said: “Of course, we need to return to winning ways.

“We need to try and get ourselves to be hard to play against and get something out of the good play we have in games.”

It is only the second time in 30-years that United has been knocked out in the third round leading midfielder Darren Fletcher to say the team had not only let down Moyes, but the fans as well.

“It’s a massive blow, let’s not kid ourselves here, this is a really bad result and there are a lot of angry, hurt players. We feel we have let the manager and the fans and everyone down,” the Scottish midfielder told MUTV.

“It’s not good enough and we’re going to have to raise our performance levels.”

Moyes went on to say that he would like to be able to sign players in January but did not think the ones he wanted would be available.

“There’s an urgency that we would like to bring people in but are those players available in January?” he asked. “There’s no point in me hyping it up because the players we would like to bring in are probably not available in January, not because we don’t want to do it.”