David Moyes vows to make Old Trafford “really proud” as Manchester United FC bid to overturn a 2-0 loss against an Olympiacos FC side who will not sit on their lead.
Manchester United FC manager David Moyes was in defiant mood as he vowed to lift the gloom at Old Trafford ahead of his side’s UEFA Champions League last-16 second leg against newly crowned Greek champions Olympiacos FC.
Trailing 2-0 from the Piraeus opener, United’s confidence was dealt another blow on Sunday as they suffered a ninth Premier League defeat this term, succumbing 3-0 at home to Liverpool FC. Moyes nonetheless promised the English title holders would “rise again” and instil pride among their supporters, while visiting coach Míchel acknowledged his charges could not afford to simply protect their first-leg advantage.
Seventh-placed United suffered their fifth home Premier League defeat of the campaign on Sunday. They are 26 points worse off this term than they were at the same stage last season.
Olympiacos finally clinched their 41st Greek title with five matches to spare after back-to-back Super League defeats had delayed the inevitable. David Fuster sealed the victory in the final minute, converting from the spot after a foul on Joel Campbell.
United have won all their previous home games against Greek opponents while Olympiacos have lost on each of their 11 visits to England.