You might've already heard that Manchester United lost an important soccer game in the Champions League. You might also wonder why this is such a big deal in a two-leg series. Well, because it's tough to take anything involving Manchester United for granted this season and it's at least in the top 5 of every soccer fan's favorite topic. Also in Wednesday's soccer news roundup, well it's a lot more about Manchester United losing in the Champions League.
"It was a really poor performance. We didn't get going from the start. We didn't deserve anything from tonight. We just never got to grips with things. To a man, you could hardly pick anyone out [who played well]. We just didn't perform well. I'm surprised. I didn't see that level of performance coming. We came into the game in good form and a good mindset but it didn't show tonight." Manchester United manager David Moyes.
- Manchester United become the latest Premier League team to lose in the Champions League Round of 16.
- Questioning the status of the Premier League as Europe's best.
- MLS preseason games continue.
- Klinsmann's roster for Ukraine friendly.
- Ukraine - USMNT relocates to Cyprus.
When Adversity Strikes, Manchester United Folds - from the NY Times' Rob Hughes: It almost seems as if there has been a personality transplant, a loss of self-confidence among star players, without their old mentor.
Manchester United manager David Moyes facing whole new threat as loyalty of 'Ferguson's' players begins to turn - from The Manchester Evening News' Paul Hayward: For the second time in this Champions League campaign United managed only one shot on target.
Olympiacos sensed United weakness - from The Manchester Evening News's Andy Mitten: The crowd made their feelings known – and they weren’t welcoming.
Moyes missing his tactical nous - from ESPN FC's Gabirele Marcotti: But who are these guys who beat Manchester United 2-0?
Brad Davis ties World Cup hopes to Houston Dynamo form: "I might be a role player and I'm fine with that" - from MLSsoccer.com's Darrell Lovell: “I want a ticket to the World Cup to go and represent my country any possible way I can.”
Ukraine friendly offers final chances at World Cup - from Goal.com's Ives Galarcep: The March 5 friendly carries so much importance for Jurgen Klinsmann’s preparations because it will be his last chance to see the Europe-based players before he calls in his preliminary World Cup squad for camp in May.
Anelka hearing is a 'test case' for English fight against racism - from Inside World Football's Andrew Warsaw: The hearing is expected to be completed by Friday and is a major test case for English football's new anti-discrimination regulations.
Pepe Mel: West Brom boss under pressure after six games - from The BBC's Pat Murphy: West Brom have won just four Premier League games this season and have drawn 13 times, the highest in the top flight.
Why Championship clubs are crying foul over financial fair play - from The Guardian's David Conn: Some of those owners have been bankrolling huge losses to amass a squad capable of winning promotion....
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