Manchester United manager David Moyes admits some of his side's performances this season have left him feeling ashamed.
The Daily Star reports how the Red Devils boss finally felt like he could look supporters in the eye again, following an impressive 3-0 victory against Olympiakos in the Champions League.
After losing 2-0 in the last-16 first leg clash in Greece a fortnight ago, Manchester United faced an uphill task to qualify for the quarter-finals of Europe's elite club competition, but did so successfully after Robin van Persie fired a hat-trick without reply at Old Trafford.
"The big thing was that I could look the supporters in the face after the game on Wednesday night because I thought that we had given them something to shout about," explained Moyes. "We had nothing to be ashamed of in our performances.
"In some of the other games I've felt ashamed because the team haven't played well enough and I haven't got a team out that has got a good enough result."
The reigning champions have endured a disastrous domestic campaign though, and currently lie seventh in the Premier League table, 18 points behind leaders Chelsea.
Moyes admits that on a number of occasions Manchester United just haven't played well enough, often following up good results with poor performances, highlighting their inconsistency in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era.
"Our form hasn't been consistent enough or our performances haven't been consistent enough," he added. "We've shown some top performances and then some really low performances.
"We've got to get better at that but it's going to take time, we're not going to be able to do everything immediately and because of the period we're in that's happening a little bit.
"A good one and then a bad one at times and my job over the years ahead is to make sure we get rid of that."