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Olympiakos 2 United 0

If the Champions League is our only real hope of some silverware this season, then the result last night will have done very little to convince the united support that it is a creditable ambition.

Over in Athens, United produced the sort of lackluster performance that has been the hallmark of our season but at a time of the season where failure could cost us dearly.

In a highly charged atmosphere, but one we should be able to cope with, having done so before, United didn`t manage to get a shot on target until the 89th minute when Robin van Persie did his utmost to try and reduce the arrears.

As far as Olympiakos goes, it was always going to be a hard task to contain them on their own ground but the manner in which United performed leaves huge questions to be answered about where we go from here.

In fact we could go as far as to question whether David Moyes was the right choice to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.

As for the match, goals in each half gave Olympiakos huge belief that they can reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, as long as disaster doesn`t befall them at Old Trafford, courtesy of a goal in the first half from Domingues and another in the second half from Campbell, a youngster on loan from Arsenal of all clubs.

This morning, it`s hard to raise a smile if you`re a United supporter, things are that bad!

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 26 2014

Time: 7:49AM

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Moyes wasn't the right choice, I think every football fan knew that in the first place. You can't tell a mid-table defensive manager with no history of glory and success to manage one of the biggest clubs in the world, to play attacking football and maintain their glory-filled yesteryears, it never has and never will work. It wasn't the right choice to let Fergie choose his successor either. No doubt if one of the higher-ups made the choice they would've went for a safe proven option due to their limited knowledge in the game.

What I just don't understand with Moyes is his insistence on taking a team that played incredibly well, like the 2nd half side v Swansea or the team that beat an in-form Palace, and choosing to make massive changes for the next game. We went from a working 4-2-3-1 against Palace to a 4-4-2 against Olympiakos and dropping two of the better performers in the last game, Fellaini and Januzaj, to continue his tradition of randomly selecting out of nowhere Cleverley and Valencia.

He really does need to get to grips with the fact that this is Manchester United. It doesn't matter who the opposition is we go out to play football and attack. We don't look to nullify them, we let them worry about nullifying us. He also needs to get to grips with what attacking football really is, passing it in your own half knocking the ball about is not attacking, if anything the pressure put on from the opposition will lead to a mistake, which it did numerous times, which will lead to a goal. Whipping in 80,000,000,000 crosses a game is not attacking football either, it's just a Stoke City who have a stranglehold on a game.

Finally what I also don't get is if he's got a vision for the club and Ferdinand, Vidic, Giggs, etc don't fit in it why continue to play them? They're all leaving this year, there's nothing to gain from continuously playing them but everything to gain by playing the players who do have a future at the club. In the same respect, if he wants the team playing a 4-2-3-1 why does he insist on reverting back to an orthodox winger based 4-4-2?

For me I think it's too little too late. There's nothing to get excited about whilst Moyes is at the helm. The footballs mind-numbing, the selections are erratic, the tactics are non-existent and the man is the antithesis of what Manchester United is and is about. I hope beyond hope Moyes isn't in charge of the incomings and outgoings this season, I hope there's someone higher up with a vision that can be transferred from manager to manager making all those moves. The last thing we want is to spend 100 mil on a team moulded in Moyes image just for him to be sacked come Winter next season
We cannot afford to hand Moyes 1 or 2 hundred million to rebuild, he's a shambles. He could cripple the club beyond repair. No other club would tolerate this crap. No other club would allow a senile old man to choose their next manager, legend or not. Get him out now. Get rid of his mediocre staff. Get rid of the deadwood that Fergie left and theres a lot of it. If Moyes is here next season we may as well change our name to Stoke with the tactics Moyes employs. Who the ***** would want to sign for the Ginger Goblin. We will have Leon Osman, Distin, Crouch and Heskey next season. Moyes is a shambles, his staff are useless and he has done so much damage to morale within the club and throughout the support. Even the players look like they've given up. I hate Fellaini, but he played well last week so you would imagine he would play last night but no Tom *****ing Cleverley is back in the side. Thats *****ing amateur stuff right there. Everyone can see Moyes is not good enough but because *****ing Fergie talked crap we are supposed to tolerate this. If the Glazers are as savvy as people say they are Moyes would be gone now and a deal would be in place for Klopp to come in this Summer, we need someone who can raise the morale around the club. Get the Ginger Goblin out now.
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