David Moyes accepts Manchester United loss is his fault

David Moyes Interview - 23/02/2014

United boss points the finger at himself after coming unstuck to an Olympiacos side bragging a loan star from Arsenal.

There is a blame culture in Britain… not just in football, but society as a whole.

When things get rough the media, those at the live event, fans at home, all want to know whose fault it is.

At Manchester United there are questions being asked all over the pitch, particularly last night after the club's 2-0 loss to underdogs Olympiacos, such as why Rio Ferdinand was unable to win any tackles, claim any headers, make any interceptions or clearances, to why the midfield shape was so abysmal and how the attack were only restricted to one shot on goal - which arrived extremely late in the game.

For Michael Carrick, everyone at Stretford is at fault: 'You're looking for me to blame someone, but as players we're not getting good results. That's the club, that's everyone involved. That's how we're judged and we know that,' he explained to ITV and Sky Sports.

For manager David Moyes, though, the players are not to blame, he is: 'I take responsibility, it's my team and I'll always front it up.

'We didn't play well and we have to play better. We can do. The one good thing is that there is the second game to go.'

The defeat on Tuesday evening was Moyes' 12th of the season in all competitions. He has triumphed in just 23 of 44 - a win percentage of 52.

United contest the second leg against Olympiacos at Old Trafford on Wednesday, March 22.

image: © Jenny Leigh

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