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Football: Moyes refuses to get carried away by one bright moment

Published on Mar 20, 2014 7:54 AM
Manchester United's coach David Moyes celebrates as his team beat Olympiakos and reached the Champions League quarter-finals at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, on March 19, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Manchester United kept their season alive by reaching the Champions League quarter-finals with a memorable victory over Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday, but under-pressure manager David Moyes was not getting too carried away.

United have endured a miserable first season under the Scot who was hand-picked by his predecessor Alex Ferguson to succeed him when he retired after 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.

Wednesday's 3-0 victory over the Greek champions, which gave United a 3-2 aggregate success and a place in the last eight, was in marked contrast to their dismal display when they lost 3-0 at home to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

"What I am not going to say is that this result is the start of a change in our fortunes, though I hope it is," Moyes told a news conference.

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