Olympiacos 2 Man United 0: David Moyes surprised by ‘worst’ display
Olympiacos 2 Man United 0: David Moyes admits his surprise at his side's poor display after defeat in Greece
David Moyes admitted his surprise at Manchester United’s below-par display after his side were beaten by Olympiacos in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
The home team took the lead when Alejandro Dominguez flicked Giannis Maniatis’s effort past David De Gea before the break.
I take responsibility, it’s my team and we have to play better
And Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell’s curling shot made it 2-0 in the 54th minute as United, who only registered one shot on target, slumped to a disappointing loss.
Moyes was in no mood to make excuses for the disappointing performance but insisted that his side are capable of turning the tie around in the second leg at Old Trafford on 19 March.
“That’s the worst we’ve played in Europe, we didn’t deserve to get anything,” said Moyes. “I’m surprised, I didn’t see that level of performance coming.
“We didn’t offer enough on the night to create a goal. They have a very good home record so it wasn’t unexpected.
“I take responsibility, it’s my team and we have to play better. We can do, and the one thing is there’s still a second game to come. “There is a second game and we will do all we can to turn it around.
“There is undoubtedly talent at Manchester United but we didn’t show it tonight. We are determined to put it right and we have the opportunity to do that.
“The players are hurt, Old Trafford’s seen some great nights in the past and we hope to see another one.”