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Pep meeting 'first of many'


DAVID MOYESis so sure about his future as Manchester United manager that he boldly predicted that tonight's game against Bayern Munich will be his first of many meetings with Pep Guardiola.

Both managers could not have experienced more contrasting seasons at their respective clubs.

Moyes has found the task of replacing Alex Ferguson even more challenging than he ever imagined, but Guardiola has enjoyed a record-breaking debut campaign with Bayern.

"I am really looking forward to coming up against (Pep Guardiola)," the United manager said.

"It is the first time I have done, but I have no doubt I will be doing it many times in the future."

The 3-0 win over Olympiacos which resulted in United qualifying for the last eight was a memorable morale-boosting night for the three-time champions and Moyes is hoping for a repeat performance in the first leg.

"These are the sort of nights in history United have risen to and we want to do that," Moyes said.

"This is one of the reasons why I took this job. I came into it as a really inexperienced manager in the Champions League, but we have done well and now we have the ultimate test in Bayern Munich."