Moyes wants Champions League home form improvement

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Manchester United boss David Moyes has called on his players to make Old Trafford a Champions League fortress.

The Red Devils have struggled at home in the Champions League in recent years with the Premier League champions losing four of their last six home games in Europe.

However Moyes believes his side can get back to winning ways in tonight's Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen.

Moyes, speaking ahead of United's Champions League opener, said: “Looking back, it’s something we will want to do better.

“The players are already motivated by the level of game it is and the competition it is.

“So we are going to try and put on a good show and try and improve upon the record you’ve just talked about.

“I have been to Old Trafford and Celtic Park for the Champions League games and I am always amazed by the atmosphere.

“At Old Trafford that plays a big part as well.

“I’m hoping we will give the supporters something to shout about.”

Moyes believes United face a tough group having been paired with La Liga side Real Sociedad and Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk.

He said: “I think all groups are tough. I think the Champions League has become different now.

“You could always pick out the winning teams in it. But the last year or two it has been hard to pick out a winner.

“It is that little bit more unpredictable than it has been in the past.

“We have got a leading team from Germany, a leading team from Spain, we have to go to Donetsk to play Shakhtar, who are pretty experienced in the competition now, so I see it as a difficult group.

“But this is a competition the players at Manchester United are experienced in.”

Moyes may ring the changes against Leverkusen tonight as United have to play five games in the next 15 days and face arch-rivals Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.

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