Star Moyes signed for £6 million: I want Manchester United to lose, but...

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Kevin Mirallas of Everton has warned the Manchester United manager of the trip ahead to Olympiakos, and says while he wants his former side to win, he will be pleased for Moyes should he progress.

Manchester United face Olympiakos tonight in the Champions League, and one of David Moyes' former players has warned the Red Devils that it certainly will not be straightforward.

Everton's Kevin Mirallas, a player signed for £6 million by David Moyes 18 months ago, has been speaking about the atmosphere likely to greet the Premier League side.

Not only that, but he says he is hoping Olympiakos win the fixture, but will be pleased for the Scotsman should United progress:

He told The Express: "The away match is first for United and I know exactly what it’s like to go there and play. It’s not easy.

"Obviously they have a lot of quality players who will be able to cope with that environment and atmosphere, but I repeat it won’t be easy for them playing out there in Greece.

"As an ex-Olympiakos player I think they can go through, and as an ex-Olympiakos player I’d like them to go through.

“It would be great for the supporters, who I think a lot of, and for Greece as a whole.

“But on the other side of things I feel for my ex-manager and I would be pleased for him if they went through.”

Mirallas has proved to be one of Moyes' better acquisitions for Everton, making himself a regular at Goodison Park.

It's nice to see he is still grateful to his former manager to giving him a chance, and still following his former club. In one sense Mirallas can't lose - but you just wonder if he wishes he was out there tonight on the big stage.

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