David Moyes admits Manchester United’s performance in Tuesday night’s shock first-leg defeat to Olympiacos was “really poor” – but is determined to make amends when the sides meet again at Old Trafford on 19 March.
The Reds were strongly fancied to claim a fifth win in five meetings with the Greek side but were instead turned over 2-0 by goals from Alejandro Dominguez and Joel Campbell in the 38th and 55th minutes. The United boss felt the deficit was greater than the difference between the sides, although he did accept his side didn’t “offer enough” at the other end of the pitch where, in the latter stages, Robin van Persie spurned the Reds’ only real chance.
“It's the worst we've played in Europe [this season], that's for sure,” said Moyes in his post-match press conference.
“It was a really poor performance. We didn't get going from the start. We didn't deserve anything from tonight.
"We just never got to grips with things. To a man, you could hardly pick anyone out [who played well]. We just didn't perform well.
“I'm surprised. I didn't see that level of performance coming. We came into the game in good form and a good mindset but it didn't show tonight.
“I have to say I don't think we were two goals worse off in the game. [For the first goal] they had a shot, which got deflected... but we didn't offer enough on the night to create a goal really.”