Man Utd boss David Moyes writes off Champions League hopes
David Moyes on CL: "I think it has become a harder competition to win with the spending power of some of the big teams in other countries."
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 29, 2013
Manchester United manager David Moyes says there are not enough world-class players in his squad to be able to mount a serious Champions League challenge this season.
The Scot claims United do not have the same level of talent at their disposal as rivals, such as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
He said: “To win the Champions League you have to have five or six world-class players.
“If you look at Bayern Munich, they have five or six really world-class players, and to win it you might have to have that in your squad.
“Look at Barcelona, who had it in the past, and Real Madrid have maybe got it now.
“That’s the level you have to get at to win it. We’ve not got that yet. What we have got is experience and several players who are in that category or close to it.”
Most United fans would probably settle for home wins against mid-table teams at the minute, never mind challenging for the Champions League.