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United manager writes off European chances

1099929-17448603-640-360The morning after the day before, United find themselves three points clear of the relegation zone, having not scored a Premier League goal from open play since the opening day of the season and with an unfamiliar feeling borne out of some the abject performances offered in the first six weeks of the campaign.

David Moyes, however, pleaded the fans to stand by the team, underlining that the support the players receive from the fans will be crucial to overcome United’s worst start since 1989.

“Support your team and club. In football, there is no ­guarantee that you are going to win games.

“This is a great club and we have a great team – and the fans can be sure that we will do everything to put this right.

“I am concerned – but only because we aren’t playing well. There’s a lot of games left and it isn’t because of a lack of trying.

“It was a poor performance and a poor result. I can’t argue that West Brom were the better team and deserved their victory.

“After beating Liverpool in midweek, I wanted us to gain some momentum. But we lacked any spark. We had a lot of possession in the first half, but just didn’t create enough chances,” said Moyes in the aftermath of yesterday’s 2-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.

United travel to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the ­Champions League on Wednesday, but the United manager has already written off United’s chances in the competition.

“To win the Champions League you have to have five or six world-class players.

“If you look at Bayern Munich, they have five or six really ­world-class players, and to win it you might have to have that in your squad,” said Moyes.

“Look at Barcelona, who had it in the past, and Real Madrid have maybe got it now.

“That’s the level you have to get at to win it. We’ve not got that yet. What we have got is experience and several players who are in that category or close to it.”

At least nobody can accused him of not being honest.