David Moyes faces the biggest test of his Manchester United tenure so far tonight, as his side attempt to overturn a two-goal deficit against Olympiakos at Old Trafford. Coming from a humiliating defeat against Liverpool at the weekend, Manchester United have to give their best performance. To watch the Manchester United vs Olympiakos Live Streaming, click here. (Read: Manchester United beat Olympiakos 3-0)
MANCHESTER UNITED STATS
1- Manchester United have won all four of their Champions League home games against Greek opposition, scoring 15 goals and conceding only one.
2- Manchester United have won 13 of their last 15 Champions League knockout games at Old Trafford (D1 L1).
3- AC Milan were the last team to stop Manchester Utd from scoring at Old Trafford in the knockout stages of the Champions League, back in February 2005.
4- Manchester Utd have won their three home games in the Champions League this season.
5- This is the 16th time in the last 18 seasons that Manchester Utd have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League. The last time they went past the last 16 though was back in 2010/11 (beaten finalists v Barcelona).
6- Ryan Giggs (139 games) is only three games short of equaling Raul’s record of 142 appearances in the Champions League.
1- Olympiakos have lost all seven of their Champions League games in England, conceding at least two goals every time and never scoring more than one.
2- In seven knockout Champions League games, Olympiakos have only lost once by more than one clear goal. It was against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in March 2008 (0-3).
3- Olympiakos hadn’t reached the knockout stages of the Champions League since 2009/10 when they were eventually knocked out by Bordeaux in the last 16.
4- Olympiakos have the chance to reach the quarter finals of the Champions League for the first time since 1998/99.
PAST THREE MEETINGS
2014: Olympiakos (Dominguez, Campbell) 2-0 Manchester United
2002: Olympiakos 2 (Choutos, Djordjevic) 2-3 Manchester United (Blanc, Veron, Scholes)
2002: Manchester United 4 (Giggs x2, Veron, Solskjaer) 4-0 Olympiakos
The stats clearly favour Manchester United in this fixture. But David Moyes’ boys have squandered comfortable records against several teams this season. They have also lost at Old Trafford far too many times than to consider the home stadium an advantage. Can Manchester United pull off an amazing comeback against the Greek champions?