Manchester United latest: Olympiakos victory reaction

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Manchester United beat Olympiakos 3-0 on Wednesday night at Old Trafford to progress through to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Striker Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick to overturn the Red Devils’ two-deficit suffered in the first leg of the tie in Athens last month.

Van Persie suffered a knee injury during the game but David Moyes remained ‘upbeat’ that the Dutchman’s injury is not serious.

"He has got a knock in the back of his knee but hopefully it is not too bad,” explained the Scot.

David Moyes hopes the victory on Wednesday can be a ‘turning point’ for United with 9 games left to play in the Premier League this term.

"I don't want to come out and say: 'This is the moment'," said Moyes. "But I hope it is."

The boss also believes United can will the Champions League this season following the performance against the Greek champions.

"I suppose we will be underdogs in the draw, but I genuinely believe this club is capable of winning it," he said.

United legend and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes Danny Welbeck was the key to the victory.

You need someone that provides that different edge and Danny Welbeck provides that,” explained Neville.

The draw for the quarterfinals of the Champions League will be held on Friday – United could face Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid.

A full fact file on their potential opponents in the Champions League quarterfinals can be found here via the BBC.

In transfer news, The Metro reports that United are ‘in talks’ with Everton over fullback Seamus Coleman. The right-back could be subject of a £15 million move to Old Trafford this summer according to reports.

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