Manchester United manager David Moyes has claimed that his side are a match for anyone in the world as they prepare to take on holders Bayern Munich in the quarter-final of the Champions League, reports The Telegraph.
Since succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson last July, the Red Devils have struggled to replicate the form of old and currently lie seventh in the Premier League table.
Consequently, Moyes’ future has come under increasing scrutiny, with the Scot the subject of a plane banner carrying the message ‘wrong one – Moyes out’ during the weekends 4-1 rout of Aston Villa.
However, he remains as resilient and determined as ever, and believes despite their inconsistent form they remain one of the superpowers of the game.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the United boss said: “We know that on our day we’re as good as any, but we have to show it more often.
“I’ve got great belief in the players and I’ve said that from day one – that hasn’t changed. I get the feeling all players want to play, I can tell that from their attitude in training.
“They all want to play in the big games. That is what all the players have wanted to do for years.”
Moyes is preparing to clash with Pep Guardiola for the first time, yet United have yet to beat a side under his stewardship.
Barcelona twice beat United in Champions League finals in 2009 and 2011, but the Scot showed no fear about meeting a man who has already guided Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title this term.
“I’m really looking forward to coming up against him. I’ve no doubt I’ll be doing it plenty of times in the future.”
“We have to make sure both games are important but we’d love to go to Germany with a win under our belt.”
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