27 Feb 2014

United face the music at home

7:47 am on 27 February 2014

Manchester United have returned home to be greeted by the type of headlines not associated with the club since they were relegated from the old First Division almost 40 years ago.

Their woeful display yesterday in a 2-0 defeat by Olympiakos Piraeus in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie has left them on the brink of elimination from the only competition they can still win this season.

The were variously described in the leading newspapers as "Clueless, Aimless and Hopeless", "Greek Clods", and with a "mountain to climb".

Manager David Moyes and his players were roundly criticised not just for the defeat, but for the manner in which they lost, slipping to a new low.

It was United's first loss to a Greek club, but they could overturn the deficit in the second leg on the 19th of March.