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Michel feels for his rival

DAVID Moyes has received the sympathy of the man who is hoping to pile more pressure on the Manchester United manager.

Moyes' critics came out in force three weeks ago when his United team lost 2-0 to Olympiacos in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. The pressure on the Scot will no doubt intensify if his team put on another poor showing in the return leg, especially as the match comes three days after a dismal home defeat to Liverpool. But the man who will be in the opposing dugout at Old Trafford, Michel, appears something of a reluctant potential assassin.

"David Moyes is suffering and I don't like to see any manager suffering. I have sympathy for him," the Olympiacos manager said.

"We know he works hard, but sometimes results don't mirror the hard work done.

"It's nothing personal to David Moyes. It's a big opportunity to knock Manchester United out of the competition, but David Moyes is not an enemy."


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