Manchester United latest: Moyes’ future & centre-backs out for Olympiakos

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Manchester United manager David Moyes remains ‘defiant’ over his future at Old Trafford despite a difficult season compounded by Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Liverpool.

"My future has not changed one bit," said Moyes. "I have a great job.

"I have a six-year contract. This club does not work on short-term vision, it works on a long-term vision."

Manchester United take on Olympiakos on Wednesday for the second leg of their last sixteen Champions League tie hoping to overturn a two-goal deficit suffered in the first leg in Athens.

In team news, Juan Mata is cup-tied and therefor ineligible for selection, whilst Chris Smalling is out through a thigh injury and Jonny Evans is out with a hamstring injury.

Neither of the two centre-backs trained today ahead of the clash.

Meanwhile, the club have denied a ‘rift’ between Moyes and Ryan Giggs, according to The Sun.

"The story of any problems between Ryan and the manager are completely false," stated a club spokesperson.

In transfer news, United are linked with manager Diego Simeone who is suggested as a possible replacement for David Moyes and forward Diego Costa is rumoured to be wanted by the Red Devils by The Guardian.

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