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The pressure is on David Moyes this evening, but have Manchester United's players escaped much of the criticism? provide improved services in line with your preferences. Man. Hungry. Moyes told Ashley Young to warm up but Valencia soldiered on. Suspect goalkeeping from Roberto, maybe, but United now lead this last 16 tie on aggregate! 89min: Time wasting from Van Persie? Every United player is in his own half now as the hosts clear to the set-piece to safety. Van Persie is the FIRST Manchester United player to score a HAT-TRICK in the KO phase of the #CL. 1 - Man Utd's second goal vs Olympiakos was the first pass between Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in the game. 13min: You want goals?

Rooney won the header almost at the penalty-spot, following a cross from the left, and Roberto dived low, merely touched the incoming ball sending it to his right post. Press Release on signing the Mauritian striker. MANCHESTER UNITED:De Gea, Rafael, Evra, Ferdinand, Jones, Carrick, Giggs, Welbeck (82 Fletcher), Valencia (77 Young), Rooney, Van Persie (90+1 Fellaini). There was another scare when Perez struck the ball over the bar on 15 minutes when offered a presentable chance. {"id":"2583559","channel":"/sport","pageUrl":"","status":"finished","greenBox":{"title":"Manchester United 3-0 Olympiacos (7.45pm) Aggregate: 3-2","body":", Peaty: Losing titles without a fight has 'given me new lease of life', Awkward moment Gareth Bale is handed a Real Madrid shirt to sign, Millie Beat hails England's extra-time quarter-final comeback victory, Jake Paul delivers message from hospital bed ahead of fight, Behind the scenes of an explosive Arsenal season in 'All or Nothing', England's Leah Williamson: 'We're confident and in good form', Fury claims he will come out of retirement to fight AJ for free, van de Beek praises Maguire's 'big personality' to shake off boos, Akira Ioane and rugby legend Justin Marshal have a heated clash, Lewandowski: 'It was very hard work to join Barcelona! Now United are back on the attack and they are just inches away from going in front. We are capable of scoring two in the last 10 minutes if it came to that, but we will go for it early doors. Robin van Persie certainly chose a good moment to remind us of his gifts with the hat-trick that thrusts United into Friday's quarter-final draw.

David Moyes has come under increasing pressure from supporters recently as United's season goes from one disaster to another. Roberto was the goalkeeper. This website uses cookies and in some cases, third-party cookies for marketing purposes and to

', 500 - This is the 500th day of CL action. #ucl #rvp. It's delicately poised now and the hosts are given a reminder of the tightrope they walk on as Dominguez's free-kick deflects off the wall and just wide past a stranded De Gea. 69min: An interesting last 20 minutes coming up. Send me your thoughts on the action at or via Twitter @Ripley_77.

It was Welbecks hard work and ingenuity that won a free-kick a good distance out, to the right side of the Olympiakos goal. Giggs replaces Marouane Fellaini in central midfield while Rio Ferdinand, Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck also come in to the starting XI. Click here for more maps and stats with our excellent Match Zone. Olympiacos FC Press Release on signing Czech striker. 'Vidic's groin strain has forced a change at the back. Olympiacos FC Press Release on signing Gonzalo vila Gordn.

David Moyes turns to the wise old head of Ryan Giggs for inspiration as Manchester United look to upset the odds and qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Olympiacos. 42min: This will also go down as a huge moment as United are denied another penalty, and it's a strong claim too! During first halfs injury time, Rooney moved from the right, crossed it to Van Persie, who slotted it home from close-range, 2-0. ': New footage shows Erik ten Hag Chris Froome's Tour de France is OVER after the four-time winner tested positive for Covid ahead of stage 18 Novak Djokovic named on US Open entry list but three-time winner will need a dramatic U-turn from US Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. Either way make sure you check back to the homepage on Friday as we will bring you the 11am draw from Nyon live as it happens. Manchester United are back in this Champions League tie having taken the game to Olympiacos and are good value for their 2-0 lead. It was a night that began with wild stories of Manchester United supporters planning to tear down the "Chosen One" banner and finished with David Moyes punching the air and saluting the crowd. United was better and added a lot of pressure on our side, which now n the second half- would have to find a way and score at least once, in order to give a hard time to David Moyes side.

Give them their due, they are in the draw for the Champions Leagues quarter-finals on Friday with Chelsea, the only other English side still in the competition.

#cl #ucl. Antonio Valencia was a strong runner down the right all half, even if his decisions once he gained the crucial territory left something to be desired. The Red Devils' midfielder hasn't had many touches but as you can see from his first half heat map, he can still get around the pitch. @ManUtd. Speaking of goals, that takes us to Dortmund! Out come the players at Old Trafford. Remember to get the most out of our Champions League coverage by following tonight's action with our excellent Match Zone service. De Gea instinctively saved it, keeping thus United alive in this battle of qualification. Here's a look inside the @ManUtd changing room ahead of the #UCL decider against @olympiacos_org #MUFCvOFC. Robin van Persie converts a penalty to give United the lead on the night, Van Persie celebrates his second with Antonio Valencia (GETTY), Van Persie completes his hat-trick by scoring from a free-kick, Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number, Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters, You must be over 18 years old to register. Olympiacos suffered a 3-0 defeat at the Old Trafford that prevents the side from going through to UEFA Champions League last 8. There were still moments when Olympiakos counterattacked and a sudden, damp silence fell over the stadium but, defensively, there was a naivety about the team from Athens. Man Utd: De Gea, Da Silva, Jones, Ferdinand, Evra, Welbeck,Giggs, Carrick, Valencia, Rooney, van Persie. This was indeed a great Old Trafford night, but chiefly because the alternative was, from Moyes point of view, so completely and utterly unthinkable. More than anything, this was a night when Ryan Giggs reminded Old Trafford of his enduring qualities. giggs ryan 2004 manchester united circus footie team rooney mate wayne celebrates Instead, just before the end of the first half, Man. A lofted cross from the left finds Wayne Rooney inside thebox, whose header beats Roberto but not the post as it bounces off the woodwork into the six yard box before Jose Hoelbas scrambles clear the rebound.

Ryan Giggs shows he still has it in his locker as he picks out Rooney with an excellent long pass on the edge of the box, before the striker crosses for Robin van Persie to crash home into the bottom corner. I only wished it was, for United's sake. United have levelled the tie! The Russian side now only trail 4-3 on aggregate. His team played with character and nerve, under considerable pressure, facing down their opponents during the awkward moments, at 3-0, when an away goal would have changed everything. But they seemed to have changed tack, deleting any severe references to Moyes' future. Insert your strike and spare jokes here Sunni Upal & Adam Crafton:Just two hours before Manchester United's crunch Champions League clash against Olympiacos, Portuguese midfielder Nani was spotted at a bowling alley in Deansgate. United in order to score the qualifying goal, but De Gea made once again the difference in 88, since he gathered the ball just before Valdez could connect with Marcanos laying-off. They need to stand up and be counted and show what they are made of.'. Even I have my doubts.

This did, however, feel like a significant moment for Moyes. Moyes starts a load of players that have barely played recently. 2 - Manchester United have already had more shots on target in this game than they did in the entire match vs Liverpool. The first chance occurred in 15 for the Legend! A low cross by Valencia in 33 presented no danger, since Roberto cleared it. They could go 3-0 up and be cruising with 10 minutes left, but one simple lapse of concentration to allow Olympiacos to score would mean they would go out on away goals. He will carry on for now but the United subs are going for a warm up. 50min: Strong start from United and they win a free-kick on the edge of the box after Manolas hauls down Welbeck 23 yards out. 90+4min: United win a corner and naturally they try to keep it there as Giggs and Fellaini exchange short passes near the quarter-circle. Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Jones, Evra; Carrick, Giggs; Valencia, Rooney, Welbeck; Van Persie.

Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain). 34min: Stunning save from Roberto! Manchester United are through to the Champions League quarter-finals. In defence, from right to left, there were Salino, Manolas, Marcano and Cholevas. Moments later, referee Kuipers blew for half-time and sent both sides to the dressing rooms. Now Carrick is booked for a lunging tackle on Hernan Perez, but I though the midfielder played the ball there. Jones headed away just about everything. It puts the Red Devils in a worrying position. 28min: That's a deserved lead for United, but there is still plenty of work to be done. It wasnt one of those perfect hat-tricks. Dominguez's clever piece of skill leaves Welbeck standing inside the box, before his shot from an acute angle is blocked by De Gea at his near post. Here's a sneak peek inside the United dressing room before kick-off, with the Red Devils shirts proudly displaying the Champions League badges.

For the penalty, the left-back, Jos Holebas, really could have avoided bumping into Van Persie as the striker controlled Giggs's cross-field pass. Olympiacos are running out of ideas at the moment as the clock ticks down 82min: A second switch for United as Darren Fletcher makes his first Champions League appearance for 15 months as he replaces Welbeck. Moments later, Mr Michel threw Nelson Valdez in the battle, deciding to bring Perez at the bench. No changes at Old Trafford, despite Valencia retaking the field with an eye swollen like he has taken a punch from Mike Tyson following his first half tangle with Delvin N'Dinga.

61min: That's reckless and carless from Patrice Evra as he is booked for a high foot while challenging Valdes. The ball was landed on Alejandro Dominguez whose close-range effort was once again spontaneously- saved by De Gea, who thus kept a clean sheet!

There are just two last 16 ties to be decided and the other match this evening is at Borussia Dortmund where the German side lead Zenit 4-2 on aggregate. Keep the ball! Our Olympiacos displayed weaknesses at the center midfield, an area where United found the space to build-up its play. Manchester United are out of both domestic cup competitions, are stumbling from one disaster to the next in the Premier League and they are staring a Champions League exit in the face. Olympiakos (4-2-3-1): Roberto; Salino, Manolas, Marcano, Holebas; NDinga, Maniatis; Perez, Dominguez, Fuster; Campbell. 7min: That's a teasing free-kick from Rooney's whose cross/shot towards the back post quickly swerves towards goal, forcing keeper Roberto to punch clear in unorthodox fashion. The Legend, following its first-leg 2-0 win over the English champions, flew to Manchester in order tomake the dream come true. Following a pass by Campbell in the right, the Argentinian dribbled and fired a low, on-target cross! He turned to them with Nemanja Vidic injured and Juan Mata ineligible. Michael Carrick will hopefully have a few close words with Wayne Rooney before the game regarding linking up in attack tonight. It may even have kept the manager in a job. Nani was tipped to return to the United line-up at Old Trafford tonight along with Ryan Giggs.

Wolves' pre-season 'friendly' with Levante descends into CHAOS in Alicante, with FOUR players sent off in the first half and stoppages for brutal tackles and brawls - before both teams start the second half with 11 players! Press Release on signing the international Croatian defender. It was Olympiacos that didnt allow the English outfit to become very threatening and tried to make full use of Perez and Campbell in counter-attack, together with the creative genius of Dominguez!

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Right after that, Perez spent another great goal-scoring chance! Chori almost touched that objective in 79! That's all from me on the Champions League last 16 though. By clicking OK or by continuing to browse our website you agree to our use of cookies in The question then for United was how they were going to navigate the best part of 40 minutes to see out the game. United should be attacking to kill off a side that have already conceded three this evening, but it's not happening and the home fans are getting a little anxious. Manchester United are through to Friday's draw for the quarter-finals, as are Borussia Dortmund who have lost 2-1 to Zenit, but won 5-4 on aggregate. He is booked for the challenge, which is probably the conservative call. A great piece of play by Olympiacos!

All the best to my two brothers in their game tonight!!! I say mis-timed, it was the challenge of a player eager to break up a counter attack. You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences.

David Moyes' men are preparing for a crucial second leg against the Greek side, in which they must overturn a 2-0 deficit to advance to the quarter-finals, but the 27-year-old was posing for photos at All Star Lanes at 5.45pm. Extremely nervously, was the answer.

The early bulletins are that there is no serious damage after a blow to the back of his knee, Moyes said, although it would be in keeping with his luck if he was to lose his Dutch striker for a while. The right-back Leandro Salino troubled Patrice Evra at times, creating the chance on 66 minutes from which Fuster forced a save out of De Gea. It all started on 25 Nov 92, when Van Basten scored 4 in Milan's 4-0 win vs Gteborg. Chori took on the free-kick and his Paraguayan teammate popped-up, unmarked, inside the goal area. Another bad night for Moyes would have seen the club concede any chance of silverware at the earliest stage of a season for a quarter of a century.