David Moyes tore into his Manchester United flops after their derby day humiliation.

United slumped to an embarrassing defeat to local rivals City and afterwards Moyes gave his players a blast of former boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s infamous ‘hairdryer’ treatment.

The defeat means United – on seven points - have suffered their worst start to a Premier League campaign since 2004 when they picked up just six points from their first five games.

And Moyes was in no mood to spare his under-performing United players from his anger after revealing he told them their abject display was unacceptable and that he wants a reaction.

“I’ve made them aware of that” said Moyes. “But if there is ever was a group of players I’d expect that from it would be a group of Manchester United players.

“I think the way they have been brought up the way they have been bred with the manager previously they react that’s what they do and that’s what we’ll do here.

“We’ll make sure we react. Every manager has bad results. I’m no different.”

When pushed on his post-match dressing-room blast Moyes said: “I’ve been here before with Everton and never suffered a defeat like this.

“So I just told the players in the same way I would have told players at any other club if I don’t think they’re doing it.

“They’re good players they’re good pros they know when they’re bang at it and when they’re not.

“City were the better team they were stronger they got control of the game and we found it difficult to contain them.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t perform. There was no reason for us not to perform but it was one game. There’s plenty of time to come.