David Moyes is looking forward to taking charge of arguably the biggest game of his managerial career so far as Manchester United prepare to face Bayern Munich.
United’s form has been below-par in the Barclays Premier League but, aside from the first-leg setback in the last round against Olympiacos, there have been some strong performances in the Champions League.
That gives Moyes plenty of heart going into Tuesday’s quarter-final clash against the reigning European champions at Old Trafford.
"It's been a very good competition for us so far in my short time here," Moyes told a press conference on Monday. "I came into it very inexperienced in the Champions League but we've done well and now we've got the ultimate test in Bayern Munich.
"I think the pressure is equally balanced because we want to win the game as much as they do. We go into the game knowing, on our day, we are as good a side as any. We have to show it more often but I have got great belief in the players.
"I get the feeling all the players want to play. In training, their attitude suggests they all want to play in the big games. Over the years that is what they have all wanted to do."
Moyes has some defensive headaches ahead of the game, with Patrice Evra suspended and Rafael doubtful after coming off at half-time in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Aston Villa.