19 Mar 2014

Moyes defiant ahead of Olympiakos game

5:56 am on 19 March 2014

Manchester United manager David Moyes was in defiant mood on the eve of Thursday's Champions League football match against Olympiakos, denying his job was under threat and saying he had the full backing of the club's board.

He also says United were focused on planning for the long-term and not worrying about the period of transition they are in following the retirement of Alex Ferguson after 26 years in charge.

The struggling Premier League champions must overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their round of 16 game in Greece to keep alive their last remaining hope of lifting a trophy this season.

The demoralising 3-0 home Premier League defeat by Liverpool on Monday increased the pressure on Moyes who has endured a troubled start to his United reign after replacing Ferguson last year.