Following Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat at home to West Brom, David Moyes has cast his doubts over Manchester United’s ability to win the Champions League, claiming the team is shy of world class players.
September has yet to end and United have already lost 3 games in the league, but following today’s defeat attention now turns to the continent.
United won their first game in Europe, comprehensively beating Bayer Leverkusen but face a tough trip east to face Shakhtar Donetsk and whilst may progress from their group Moyes feels history is against his side as they lack the strength previous winner have shown:
“To win the Champions League you have to have five or six world-class players.
“If you look at Bayern Munich, they have five or six really world-class players, and to win it you might have to have that in your squad.
“Look at Barcelona, who had it in the past, and Real Madrid have maybe got it now.
“That’s the level you have to get at to win it. We’ve not got that yet. What we have got is experience and several players who are in that category or close to it.”
Whilst this may be the case, I question Moyes’ timing in making this statement.
After a loss like the one suffered at Old Trafford today, I don’t think fans are expecting to hear the manager talking down his chances of winning another competition.