A hat-trick from Robin van Persie helped secure Manchester United’s progress into the Champions League quarter finals, as the Premier League side beat Olympiakos 3-0 at Old Trafford yesterday evening.
United, who needed to win by a three goal margin in order to remain in the competition, took the lead on twenty-five minutes when Van Persie converted a penalty he himself had won, after being barged in the back by Jose Holebas.
Manchester United will be hoping to keep alive their slim hopes of securing a top-four finish this season as they welcome fierce rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
The Merseyside club currently sit in second place in the Premier League, and will move fourteen points clear of the reigning champions if they take all three points.
Inter Milan have confirmed that they are to sign Nemanja Vidic from Manchester United at the end of the season, according to the Mail Online.
The Serie A giants have been favourites to secure the services of the Serbian, who announced last month that he would be leaving Old Trafford in the summer after eight years in Manchester.
David Moyes is reportedly considering selling Robin van Persie at the end of the season, according to the Metro.
The Manchester United manager is said to be growing increasingly frustrated at the striker’s attitude, with the player failing to replicate his form from last season under the Scot.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is facing the prospect of having a depleted squad for their preseason tour of America, according to the Mail Online.
Rio Ferdinand looks set to follow fellow centre-back Nemanja Vidic and midfielder Anderson out of the club at the end of the season, while there is uncertainty over the future of a number of other players in the Scots’ squad.
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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has apologised to his teammates following comments he made after Tuesday evening’s 2-0 Champions League last sixteen first leg defeat to Olympiakos, according to the Mirror.
The Dutch international had complained about his teammates running into areas he was supposed to be, but has insisted that his criticisms were aimed at himself.
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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie believes that David Moyes needs time, but has admitted that the side have been ‘lousy’, according to Sky Sports.
United took their poor league form into the Champions League on Tuesday evening, losing the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen tie against Olympiakos by two goals to nil.
Manchester United have given themselves a mountain to climb if they are going to make this season’s Champions League quarter finals after losing the first leg of their last sixteen tie 2-0 to Greek champions Olympiakos.
Goals either side of half time from Alejandro Dominguez and Joel Campbell, who is on loan at the club from Arsenal secured victory for Michel’s side, who will travel to Old Trafford for the second leg in three weeks’ time.
Just as they did in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford back in November, goals from Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney secured a 2-0 win for Manchester United over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
Again, like earlier in the season, it was a spot-kick from Van Persie that put the champions in front though this time around they had to wait until after half time to make the breakthrough.
Manchester United stretched their winless run to three games after being held to a goalless draw at Arsenal yesterday evening.
Robin van Persie, who was returning to the Emirates for only the second time came closest to scoring for the visitors, but saw his close range header tipped onto the bar by Wojciech Szczesny though in truth it was the hosts who dominated in a largely disappointing encounter all round.
David Moyes’ side now sit eleven points shy of fourth place Liverpool, who scored a stoppage time penalty to snatch all three points at bottom-of-the-table Fulham.
They have no game this weekend, giving them extra time to prepare for the return of the Champions League, with the first leg of their last sixteen tie against Olympiakos taking place in Piraeus next Tuesday, while they return to Premier League action at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday week.
Meanwhile, the club are set to miss out on up to £70m if they miss out on finishing in the top-four, according to ESPN.
United have not finished outside of the top flight’s top three since the 1990/91 campaign, when they finished in sixth position, twenty-four points behind league champions Arsenal.