Manchester United v Olympiakos: 10 reasons for Manchester United to be optimistic of Champions League progress

David Moyes' side must overturn a 2-0 defeat in the first-leg if they are to reach the quarter-finals

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Manchester United face Olympiakos at Old Trafford tonight needing to overturn a 2-0 first-leg defeat.

When David Moyes' side were drawn against what most would consider a club outside of the 'elite' European team, it appeared a simple path through to the quarter-finals of the competition for the Red Devils.

However, an abject display in the outskirts of Athens sees Manchester United with a tall order if they are to progress, particular off the back of the weekend's humiliating defeat to Liverpool.

Yet there are many reasons for United to be optimistic of going further in the competition and salvaging some pride in what has so far been a disastrous season.

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Check out our reasons for Manchester United to be optimistic below...