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Football: Moyes urges United to raise game in Champions League last 16

Published on Dec 11, 2013 9:39 AM
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Manchester United manager David Moyes at the Champions League football match between Manchester United and Shakhtar Donetsk at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013. Moyes says that his team need to sharpen up their act before they can be considered one of the favourites to win the Champions League. -- PHOTO: AFP

MANCHESTER (AFP) - Manchester United manager David Moyes says that his team need to sharpen up their act before they can be considered one of the favourites to win the Champions League.

United will avoid several European heavyweights in next week's draw for the last 16 after edging Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013, to finish top of Group A.

Phil Jones scored the game's only goal - the first United had scored at Old Trafford in exactly a month - as they got back to winning ways following successive home defeats by Everton and Newcastle United.

While their form in Europe has been in stark contrast to their domestic struggles, with four wins and two draws from their six group matches, Moyes knows that there remains significant room for improvement.

 
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