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Mar 19, 2014

Soccer-Moyes refuses to get carried away by one bright moment

MANCHESTER, England, March 19 (Reuters) – Manchester United kept their season alive by reaching the Champions League quarter-finals with a memorable victory over Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday, but under-pressure manager David Moyes was not getting too carried away.

United have endured a miserable first season under the Scot who was hand-picked by his predecessor Alex Ferguson to succeed him when he retired after 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.

Mar 19, 2014

Van Persie hat-trick salvages United’s season

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Robin van Persie’s hat-trick lifted the gloom surrounding Manchester United and manager David Moyes as the English side beat Olympiakos Piraeus 3-0 to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit and reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.

United, mounting a dismal defense of their Premier League title in Moyes’s first campaign since replacing Alex Ferguson, kept alive their last remaining hope of lifting a trophy this season.

Mar 19, 2014

Soccer-Van Persie hat-trick salvages United’s season

MANCHESTER, England, March 19 (Reuters) – Robin van Persie’s hat-trick lifted the gloom surrounding Manchester United and manager David Moyes as the English side beat Olympiakos Piraeus 3-0 to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit and reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.

United, mounting a dismal defence of their Premier League title in Moyes’s first campaign since replacing Alex Ferguson, kept alive their last remaining hope of lifting a trophy this season.

Mar 18, 2014

Olympiakos eager to heap more misery on United

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Olympiakos have no intention of sitting back to defend their two-goal advantage but plan to heap more misery on Manchester United in the second leg of their Champions League tie, coach Michel said on Tuesday.

Victory for the Greek side, who come to Old Trafford with a 2-0 lead from the first leg three weeks ago, would end manager David Moyes’ hopes of landing any silverware in his first season at United.

Mar 18, 2014

Soccer-Olympiakos eager to heap more misery on United

MANCHESTER, England, March 18 (Reuters) – Olympiakos have no intention of sitting back to defend their two-goal advantage but plan to heap more misery on Manchester United in the second leg of their Champions League tie, coach Michel said on Tuesday.

Victory for the Greek side, who come to Old Trafford with a 2-0 lead from the first leg three weeks ago, would end manager David Moyes’ hopes of landing any silverware in his first season at United.

Mar 18, 2014

United can take inspiration from famous win over Barca

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – A famous win over Barcelona 30 years ago this week could inspire Manchester United to a comeback victory over Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday.

United face Olympiakos trailing 2-0 from the first leg of their round of 16 match when goals from Alejandro Dominguez and Joel Campbell gave the Greek champions their first win over United in five meetings.

Mar 18, 2014

Soccer-United can take inspiration from famous win over Barca

MANCHESTER, England, March 18 (Reuters) – A famous win over Barcelona 30 years ago this week could inspire Manchester United to a comeback victory over Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday.

United face Olympiakos trailing 2-0 from the first leg of their round of 16 match when goals from Alejandro Dominguez and Joel Campbell gave the Greek champions their first win over United in five meetings.

Mar 18, 2014

Soccer-Moyes defiant ahead of Olympiakos game

MANCHESTER, England, March 18 (Reuters) – Manchester United manager David Moyes was in defiant mood on the eve of Wednesday’s Champions League match against Olympiakos, denying his job was under threat and saying he had the full backing of the club’s board.

He also said United were focused on planning for the long-term and not worrying about the period of transition they are in following the retirement of Alex Ferguson after 26 years in charge.

Mar 18, 2014

History no help now as Manchester United try to salvage season

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – If history was the only deciding factor then Manchester United would be highly fancied to overturn their 2-0 first leg defeat against Olympiakos and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday.

But the reality for manager David Moyes and his stuttering team is that present form, rather than past successes, will have a far bigger influence at Old Trafford.

Mar 18, 2014

History no help now as United try to salvage season

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – If history was the only deciding factor then Manchester United would be highly fancied to overturn their 2-0 first leg defeat against Olympiakos and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday.

But the reality for manager David Moyes and his stuttering team is that present form, rather than past successes, will have a far bigger influence at Old Trafford.