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Football: Moyes will focus on rebuilding United for Champions League

Published on Apr 10, 2014 6:51 AM
 
David Moyes said his focus was on building a team to get Manchester United back in the Champions League after they lost to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, all but ending their hopes of playing in next season's competition. -- PHOTO: AFP

MUNICH (REUTERS) - David Moyes said his focus was on building a team to get Manchester United back in the Champions League after they lost to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, all but ending their hopes of playing in next season's competition.

After a dismal domestic campaign by their lofty standards - United sit seventh in the Premier League, seven points behind fourth-placed Arsenal - their last realistic chance of qualifying for next season's Champions League rested on winning the competition.

Should they fail to qualify, it will be the first time in 18 seasons in which they have not had a place in Europe's premier competition and Moyes hopes their hiatus can be limited to one season.

"We've got to get Champions League football," Moyes told Sky Sports after a 3-1 second leg defeat knocked United out 4-2 on aggregate. "That's the way it looks but I believe it's not far away.

 
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