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Manchester United underdogs to beat Olympiakos in Champions League

"My players are not scared of anything. Maybe the manager is a bit more scared than the players."

Olympiakos coach claims his players aren’t scared of the Red Devils ahead of European clash at Old Trafford

Manchester United will look to overturn a two-goal deficit this evening when they face Olympiakos, with the Greek side holding a 2-0 first leg advantage and favourites to reach the quarter final stage.

While Sir Alex Ferguson has previously insisted that David Moyes will be given time to improve fortunes at Old Trafford, it appears that time is running out for the United manager following Sunday’s 3-0 defeat against Liverpool.

A Champions League exit tonight could force the board to act, with the Olympiakos coach claiming his players are fearless ahead of the European clash where the Greek side are looking to buck a trend of losing performances when travelling to England.

The visiting coach Michel said: “My players are not scared of anything. Maybe the manager is a bit more scared than the players.
“I have sympathy for all managers because I am one of them. We know he [David Moyes] works very hard. Sometimes results don’t mirror this. It is nothing personal. It’s already a big achievement to be given the opportunity to knock Manchester United out.

“David Moyes is not an enemy. We have opposite objectives. Excluding that, I don’t like seeing any manager suffering what David Moyes is suffering as Manchester United manager but Manchester United is a big club and I know results will come good soon.”

Some are sceptical that results will improve under Moyes, although he himself remains confident he has a future with the club despite increasingly testing times.

Moyes said: “My future has not changed one bit. I have got a great job, I know exactly the direction I want it to go in. It’s not been the season we hoped we would have but I have ideas of what I want to do and put in place when the time is right.

“The most important thing now is to get the Olympiakos game played and hopefully get through. If we can it would be a massive lift but we know we have got ourselves in a poor position being 2-0 down. We have got a lot of belief and we have got to try to make it show in the game.”

All odds were correct at time of posting.