David Moyes doesn’t believe his position as Manchester United manager is under threat despite the club losing further ground on a Champions League place after Sunday’s defeat by Liverpool, Sky
United lost 3-0 at home to the Reds with Steven Gerrard scoring twice, each time from the penalty spot. Gerrard also hit the post with a third spot kick before Luis Suarez wrapped up the points for Brendan Rodgers’ title challengers.
Speaking at a Press conference prior to United’s Champions League second leg tie with Olympiakos on Wednesday, Moyes insisted the Liverpool result didn’t alter his long-term future at Old Trafford.
“My future has not changed one bit. I’ve got a great job,” Moyes, whose side trail the Greeks 2-0, said. “I know exactly the direction I want to go in. It’s not been the season we had hoped but I’ve got ideas to put in place when the time is right.
“The most important thing right now is to get the Olympiakos game played. If we can get past them, it’d be a massive lift for us. We’ve got a lot of belief and we have to make it show by playing well in the game.
“The support inside Old Trafford has been phenomenal. I think the players will tell you that the first thing I mentioned was that we need to start giving something back now. We need to give them a night to be remembered.
“The biggest assurance is just that they let me get on with the job. We never discuss it – we just talk about the future, making plans for the years going forward. This club is not a club that works on a short-term vision. It works on a long-term vision.
“When you lose in the fashion we did to one of our biggest rivals, there’s always a lot of disappointment. It was always going to be a big week with Liverpool and Olympiakos. As soon as it was over, we were focused on this game. It’s the only thing that matters now.”
United, having won the Premier League title last season by 11 points, are currently seventh in the table, 18 points adrift of leaders Chelsea, 14 points behind second-place Liverpool and 12 off Manchester City, who hold the final Champions League place and have played two games fewer than United. Everton, Moyes’ former team, are a place and three points clear of United.
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