Olympiakos 2 Manchester United 0 - player ratings: Which player scored lowest for David Moyes' side?
A disastrous night for United saw them dominated by Olympiakos in Athens
James Mariner is a journalist who has been boring The Independent sports desk with mindless statistics since June 2007. Helping with various, wide-ranging desk duties (I made the tea once), supervising workies and the endless researching of panels, James has an unnatural love of all things football, and in particular the Europa League, being a Tottenham Hotspur supporter. He cites Brian Sears and Ledley King among his heroes and can even find something interesting in Burnley v Hull City. On a good day.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
Manchester United’s season took another turn for the worse as they went down 2-0 at Olympiakos in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.
Alejandro Dominguez and Joel Campbell, on loan from Arsenal, scored in either side against a woeful United in Athens, leaving David Moyes’ side with a mountain to climb ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford in three weeks.
Robin van Persie spurned United’s best chance, blazing over the bar when clean through on goal in the last ten minutes.
The result means all three of the Premier League’s sides have lost 2-0 in their first legs this month, with Arsenal going down to Bayern and Mancester City to Barcelona last week. Chelsea visit Galatasaray on Wednesday night.
But did any of Moyes’ players emerge with credit? See the United ratings from the Karaiskakis Stadium below...
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