Man United: David Moyes pleased with response

David Moyes Manchester United manager

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Manchester United manager David Moyes was pleased with the reaction from his players in the 3-0 win against West Brom following the disappointing defeat in the Champions League.

The former Everton boss has come under severe scrutiny this season since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson, with the team flagging in the league and looking unlikely to gain a Champions League spot.

That means the side must win the European competition to earn a place in the tournament next season, but after a 2-0 defeat to Olympiacos in the first leg of their last-16 clash, this is also looking far from certain to happen and they are currently seen as huge outsiders at 45.00 to lift the trophy.

United bounced back from their Greek setback in supreme fashion though and secured a comfortable and composed victory over a dismal West Brom side, who find themselves in a real relegation scrap, and Moyes paid tribute to the spirit and attitude shown by the team.

“All areas pleased me today, there were some very good performances.
Marouane Fellaini did really well, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling were excellent,” Moyes said.

“I thought the two boys up front were fabulous, with Juan (Mata) and Adnan (Januzaj), I saw by their attitude had changed completely (from the Olympiacos game). They showed their effort and commitment, not just good play.”

United welcome Olympiacos to Old Trafford for the second leg of the Champions League clash on March 19, where they will need to produce a much improved performance from the one that lost in Greece last time out if they are to make the quarter-finals.

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