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Manchester United v Olympiakos factfile

18 Mar 2014 01:16:52

Manchester United v Olympiakos factfile

Factfile on Manchester United and Olympiakos ahead of the Champions League last 16, second leg tie between the clubs on Wednesday:

Form: The pressure is more intense than ever on Manchester United's under-fire manager David Moyes coming into the second leg of their tie against Olympiakos. If United's 2-0 defeat in the first leg in Greece last month represented a low ebb in a difficult debut season for Moyes at Old Trafford, then Sunday's 3-0 home reverse to bitter rivals Liverpool was even worse. It hammered home the extent to which the Premier League champions have faded as a force this season and Moyes desperately needs his side to pull off a dramatic comeback against Olympiakos. But Michel's men - who won the first leg thanks to goals from Chori Dominguez and Joel Campbell - are full of confidence after clinching a 41st Greek title at the weekend, when a 2-0 home win against Panthrakikos gave them an unassailable 18-point lead at the top of the table with five games left.

Coaches:

Manchester United - David Moyes (SCO) -- 50 yrs

Olympiakos - Michel (ESP) -- 50 yrs

Leading scorers in all competitions

Manchester United - Robin van Persie (14 goals)

Olympiakos - Konstantinos Mitroglou (17 goals before leaving for Fulham in January), Javier Saviola (13 goals)

Domestic league performance:

Manchester United - Seventh in the Premier League, 12 points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City having played two games more

Olympiakos - Retained their Greek Super League title with five games to spare at the weekend

Group stage performances:

Manchester United - winners of Group A ahead of Bayer Leverkusen

Olympiakos - second in Group C behind Paris Saint-Germain

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Manchester United - winners 1968, 1999, 2008

Olympiakos - quarter-finals 1998/99

Other honours:

Manchester United - 20 x English champions, 11 x FA Cup winners, 4 x League Cup winners, 1 x Cup Winners' Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners, 1 x Intercontinental Cup winners, 1 x Club World Cup winners

Olympiakos - 41 x Greek champions, 26 x Greek Cup winners

Previous meetings:

Olympiakos 0-2 Manchester United - 2001/02 first group stage

Manchester United 3-0 Olympiakos - 2001/02 first group stage

Manchester United 4-0 Olympiakos - 2002/03 first group stage

Olympiakos 2-3 Manchester United - 2002/03 first group stage


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