Manchester United manager David Moyes insists that he has faith in his players to turn around their ailing season.
The Scot took over from the iconic Sir Alex Ferguson last year, and has struggled to match the level of expectation at Old Trafford following numerous below par performances.
United have been all but out of the race to defend their Premier League crown since the turn of the year after a torrid run of results, which has led to intense criticism.
They also appear to only have a chance of securing Champions League qualification if they win the competition this season, due to a 12 point gap existing between them and the top four – which again looks unlikely as they trail Olympiakos 2-0 heading into the second leg of their last-16 clash.
But speaking ahead of the game with the Greek giants, Moyes says that he still believes in his squad:
“I see the players every day and the qualities they show me, they know they can play better.” He told Sky Sports.
“I’ve got belief in the players because I see what they can do and hope they show it.”
Moyes also insisted that his place at the club is not under threat, despite rumours that poor results have put his job in jeopardy:
“My future has not changed one bit. I’ve got a great job. I know exactly the direction I want to go in. It’s not been the season we had hoped but I’ve got ideas to put in place when the time is right.
“The most important thing right now is to get the Olympiakos game played. If we can get past them, it’d be a massive lift for us. We’ve got a lot of belief and we have to make it show by playing well in the game.”