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Manchester United manager expecting to face Pep Guardiola “many times” in the future

"He has had a year to get ready for the Bayern job"


David Moyes expecting a long stay at Old Trafford despite a difficult first season in charge of the Red Devils

Manchester United are massive underdogs to beat Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, with the English champions about to relinquish their domestic crown to Manchester City, Chelsea or Liverpool.

The Red Devils won’t even be featuring in the Champions League next term unless they manage to overcome Bayern over two legs before reaching the final and winning it, with David Moyes insisting that this United team are as good as any on their day.

Not that the English side have had many top performances this term, although Moyes is expecting this to be the first of several tussles with Pep Guardiola over the coming seasons, with the Spaniard now in charge of a team who recently claimed the German championship.

“I am really looking forward to coming up against (Pep Guardiola),” the United manager said.

“It is the first time I have done but I have no doubt I will be doing it many times in the future.”

Moyes suggested that Guardiola has had an advantage at the Allianz Arena by virtue of the fact that his previous sabbatical allowed him preparation time for such a big job.

“He has had a year to get ready for the Bayern job,” Moyes said.

“He has done incredibly well with them, he has taken over the European champions but his record with them has been very good.”

United famously overcame a two-goal deficit to claim a 3-2 aggregate win against Olympiakos in the previous round and the Scot is hoping for another exciting night of football at Old Trafford.