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Manchester Utd boss Moyes takes the blame for Champions League defeat

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Manchester Utd boss Moyes takes the blame for Champions League defeat

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has taken the blame for his side’s Champions League defeat against Olympiakos on Tuesday night.

“I am just surprised that I didn’t see that level of performance coming, I didn’t see that”, said Moyes. “But I have to say I still don’t think we were necessarily two goals worse off in the game, we have a shot which gets deflected. But we didn’t offer enough on the night to create a goal.”

“The players know; the players are hurting as well. They know how they performed. But it’s a team here, it won’t change and we will stick together and as I said earlier there is a second game to come at Old Trafford. And Old Trafford has seen some great games in the past and I am looking forward to hopefully seeing another one”, he continued.

United were favourites to win, but now face the prospect of missing out on the quarter-finals if they don’t overturn the two-goal aggregate deficit.

Although the Red Devils will have the home advantage in the second leg, which will take place on March 19, this may not be enough. The last time they came back to win in Europe from 2-0 down was 30 years ago.