Sour grapes? - Manchester United win blamed on ref by ex-City starlet

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Former Manchester City player Vladimir Weiss blamed the referee for the Olympiakos defeat today.

Manchester United have done it - and today represents the first of what he will hope is many great European nights for David Moyes at Old Trafford.

They were appalling in Greece for the first-leg - and absolutely deserved to lose the game 2-0.

But tonight was a far improved performance - with the likes of Ryan Giggs, Danny Welbeck and David De Gea all playing magnificently, whilst Robin van Persie grabbed the headlines with a hat-trick - although his game finished on a stretcher.

Two of his goals came from set pieces - earning a first half penalty and tucking away a second half free kick.

And one man with double the reason not to want United to win was not impressed with the decision making of the referee...


Of course that is the same Vladimir Weiss who played for Manchester City. The one time 'Slovakian wonderkid' is playing his football in Qatar with Lekhwiya these days - but spent six years at City between 2006 and 2012.

He also spent time at Bolton Wanderers, Rangers, Espanyol and Pescara in his relatively short career to date - but last season he spent his time at Olympiakos which would also have been a major reason behind his bias to the Greek side.

In all honesty Weiss hasn't really got much to complain about - the referee seemed to make the right decisions.

Perhaps his heart is ruling his head on this occasion.

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