Olympiakos 2-0 Manchester United: The worst performance of the Moyes era?

Michael Regan

Manchester United put in a contender for the worst performance of the David Moyes era as they ended up with a deserved 2-0 defeat at the hands of Olympiakos.

Do we really have to talk about this?

Right - Olympiakos 2, Manchester United 0. United were utterly wretched from start to finish. Their only chance of the game was a fairly routine chance for Robin van Persie which he blazed over the bar. That's pretty much all there is to say.

United started the game looking like lost little boys in the fairly-intimidating-but-not-exactly-Galatasaray-1993 home of Olympiakos, and Rio Ferdinand made a couple of errors which could have led to early goals.

The hosts took the lead when Giannis Matianis' wayward shot was turned in by Alejandro Dominguez, who wrong-footed David de Gea. United did not improve before or after half-time, and duly conceded a second to - humiliation of humiliations - an Arsenal loanee. I am not contractually obliged to describe this goal to you, and so I have chosen not to, and hopefully some small part of you will be glad for that.

Positives? Well, it's far from an insurmountable defeat. And we were missing all our best players everywhere except up front. It was a horrible lineup, borne of a squad full of bad players with absent good players, having a particularly bad day. And that's probably all. If anything it's evidence on why getting rid of the dross is perhaps the most important thing we need to do this summer. The number of people on the pitch today who are not good enough to be at United really was incredible.

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