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Champions League: Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd – Campbell Curler Puts Red Devils In The Soup (Photos & Highlights)

By Alan Duffy

Olympiakos 2-0 Manchester United – Champions League Last 16 1st leg – 25th February 2014

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Manchester United produced an utterly limp performance away at Olympiakos on Tuesday night, with the 2-0 defeat heaping even more pressure on David Moyes. The hosts were by far the better side and got a goal in either half, with Alejandro Dominguez diverting home Giannis Maniatis’ shot before Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell side-stepped Michael Carrick before curling a superb effort past David De Gea.

Overall, the Red Devils rarely threatened the Greek’s goal, with their first shot on target coming at the death when Robin Van Persie really should have done better. However, a goal would have been a rather unjust reward for such a disjointed performance. While beating Olympiakos 3-0 at Old Trafford is by no means beyond the realms of possibility, it is the sheer lack of quality of the display which will add to the questions being asked about Moyes’ suitability for the United hot-seat.

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Photos: PA

Highlights: Footytube

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By Alan Duffy on February 25th, 2014 in Champions League, Man Utd, Newsnow, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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10 Responses to “Champions League: Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd – Campbell Curler Puts Red Devils In The Soup (Photos & Highlights)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    moyes out ffs

  2. . says:

    Moyes out ffs, where is the line drawn?

  3. Kєssa (@iAmKessa24) says:

    truly embarrassing.

  4. Rob says:

    Moyes in! please!
    it’s hilarious

  5. Jarren says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Moyes will NOT be sacked.

    However, if the team don’t come out all-guns blazing next season there may be more tension than is acceptable.

    For a team of United’s pedigree, a full season should be allowed to readjust.

    City changed managers and are just as strong, yeah. But that’s City, a team built on untold wealth over a very short space of time.

    Moyes needs time to settle in to United, one of the biggest clubs on the planet.

    As a United supporter I hope we can reverse this awful result at Old Trafford.

    If not, there is nothing left this season. I can only hope we don’t end up in the top 6.

    Give me a clean 2014/15 season without Europa league concern.

  6. fouldsy says:

    he won’t get sacked, that would make SAF look bad. can see him resigning though

  7. Al says:

    the real elephant in the room and one united supporters seem to be ignoring is the damage the Glaziers are doing. The following are facts:
    - United have spent a similar amount financing the loans the Glaziers put on the club than City have since the Oil men took over, imagine the domination United would have had if that money was available
    - United spend more per week paying interest on the loans than they will be paying Wayne Rooney per week for his new contract, significantly more.

  8. leppystew says:

    to use mourinhos analogy moyes has taken a championship winning horse cut off its two back legs, stuck one up its arse and one in its mouth and painted a speed stripe on it. the man is not fit to manage this club. anyone who says he needs time needs to catch themselves on, he has taken a team that has won 3 of the last 5 premier league titles and turned them into a laughing stock. if he wasnt british the media would be ripping him to shreds but because he is its the players fault. Im not defending them, there is a serious clearout needed but its his job to motivate the players and set up the game plan and this year the football has been terrible, no discernable tactics and a persistance with the dross – young over kagawa constantly…really. Time to go moyes, noone will shed a tear

  9. Stu says:

    There are a number of things wrong, some to with Moyes, some with Ferguson, some with the Glazers and some with the Players.

    > The team left to Moyes was getting on with a number of key players really coming to the end of their sell by date (Rio, Vidic, Carrick, Evra)

    > Utd have not continually improved their squad over the last few years with true quality in the areas where they needed it, e.g. Midfield. Barring Van Persie (and now Mata), which true top level talent have they bought? I think Kagawa is, but Ferguson and Moyes won’t play him as a 10 and there is no hope for him now Mata is there.

    > Moyes is quote clearly tactically inept at this level of football. Endless Crosses don’t work Dave. It was the same shit against Olympiakos when they attacked as it was against Fulham.

    > The players this season clearly don’t seem that arsed, has the fear factor gone or can Moyes just not motivate them to over achieve as Fergie did?

    > Moyes has no idea on his best team or formation and clearly can’t see that people like Young, Valencia and Cleverley aren’t cut out to be Premier League and Champions League winners.

  10. bestie says:

    SAF was not only a genius for winning all those titles, but also for resigning when he knew the club was only going downhill. He did a great job of rebuilding the team in the early 90s and mid 2000s, but this time he failed. Who are the replacements for Vidic, Rio, Evra, Scholes, Giggs et al? Evans? Anderson? Cleverley? He made a 1-year investment in RvP, which paid very handsomely (FOR 1 YEAR) as he carried the club last year but disappeared this season (was it Moyes’ or the Glazers’ fault he missed the chance of the match yesterday, which would’ve made the 2nd leg so much easier?) Let’s be fair” Moyes may be an average manager, but he also has an average squad to work with

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