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12/12/2013 09:00, Report by Nathan Thomas
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CL profile: Olympiacos

because the Champions League is a prestigious competition and these goals were very important for my team. The next round will be tough. We must strive for the best, work hard and not just rest on the laurels of our qualifying for the knockout stages."

Who's the boss? Former player Michel is the current managerial incumbent. In charge since February, the Spaniard guided his new team to Greek Super League supremacy in 2012/13. Looking ahead to the knockout rounds, Michel commented: "We want to work and improve. The players owe me after what they put me through. I'm very pleased with them all though."

Have we got history? United faced Olympiacos four times in consecutive seasons in 2001/02 and 2002/03. The first encounter, at the Olympic Stadium in Piraeus, featured goals from David Beckham and Andy Cole in a 2-0 win. The Reds then secured a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford before going one better the following year, thumping Olympiacos 4-0. Following that emphatic win, a late resurgence in Greece threatened to scupper United's 100 per cent winning record against the home side, but fortunately the men from Manchester held out for a 3-2 win.

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