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Moyes relishing 'really tough' Bayern draw

ESPN staff
March 21, 2014
Quarter final draw set

David Moyes insists he is relishing Manchester United's "really tough" Champions League quarter-final draw against Bayern Munich.

United beat Olympiakos 3-0 on Wednesday to qualify for the last eight, overturning a 2-0 deficit from the first leg in Athens.

But they were pitted against Pep Guardiola's team, who are unbeaten in the Bundesliga this season, in April's two-legged ties.

"Firstly, I was thrilled that we were in the draw," said Moyes. "When we were 2-0 down to Olympiakos a week or so ago, I don't think a lot of people were putting us through.

"So in a lot of ways it didn't matter who we drew. We've got the favourites and the holders so it's a really tough draw but one that I'm looking forward to."

Moyes also delivered a riposte to those who questioned his limited experience in the Champions League when he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

Aside from losing a two-legged qualifying tie with Everton against Villarreal in 2005, Moyes had never managed in the competition before taking over at United.

"Nearly everyone asked me at the start of the season about my inexperience in the Champions League," he recalled. "I was amazed that none of you asked me about that the other night there, it must have slipped your minds.

"Look, I said before, I'd watched enough Champions League football and hopefully watched so much that I know a bit about it. But I got a lot of help from people around me, I said I would do that.

"Thankfully, I've got myself to the quarter-final but the aim now is to get to the semi-final."

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