United boss talks up European ambitions.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has talked up his intentions to deliver the Champions League to Old Trafford this season, according to reports on Sky Sports.
The Scot, who took over from the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, is in his first season as a manager in this competition, having only ever managed to reach the qualification stages with previous club Everton.
And the inexperienced manager, who is under pressure after a difficult start to the season, also appeared to play down his side’s chances earlier this week, citing a lack of world class players in his squad.
However, United were convincing in their opening match of the tournament, beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 at Old Trafford, and Moyes believes it is always on the agenda of a club of their size to be aiming to win a competition like the Champions League.
“Of course we’ll try to win the Champions League,” he said.
“That’s part of the job at Manchester United and I’ll do everything I can to try to make that happen.”
Moyes takes his side to Ukraine tonight for a difficult away game against Shakhtar Donetsk as they look to continue their strong start to this season’s European campaign.
United last won the trophy in 2008 after beating Premier League rivals Chelsea on penalties, though their last two appearances in the final have both ended in defeat to Barcelona.