Date: 29th September 2013 at 12:12am
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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.


26 responses to “Moyes: United Lack World Class Players”

  1. Aodhan82 says:

    I’m disappointed with the fans on here!

    We have to stick by our manager!

    Moyes inherited an old squad with some good young players we need at least 4 top quality players to compete in all competitions.

    It is a learning curve for us to know what defeat and to understand it but this was always gonna be a tough transition. It’s bit moyes who needs to leave it’s those players who are not good enough to play for us the ones SAF signed….Anderson nani, young, evra, giggs, rio, Valencia!

    There needs to be a massive overhaul of the squad and for moyes to bring in his own type of player!

    Moyes is a very good manager and even though this is a tough time we must get behind him and the team, fergies left him the hardest job in football so it was never gonna be happy days all the time.

    In moyes we trust, in some of the players I don’t!

    • asnah says:

      he just needs 2 get rid of rio,giggs,vidic,buttner and young andevra can go if they want but i still see some use in them…as for the twins and chichi or whoever wants to leave for more game time or pay ,,they can go as well but i think united is a strong team without rio and giggs in it and when they play 3central midfeilders they are strong..just stop playing those dead legs in the team and force others to cover thier mastakes then youll see the true united potential…i still see a lot of good in kagawa,ando and cleverly provided they rotate them and allow them to creat and run forward while having carric and fellani behinde…it doesent matter even if united brought fabregas,thiago or ozil coz all 3 will be just as shit in defending as kagawa,ando and cleverly coz they are attacking players so play them pushing forward and have 2 defensive midfeilders at the back to cover if we lose possesion then at least we wont look so vulnerable…