Man United 3-0 Olympiacos (agg 3-2): Van Persie hat-trick lifts huge weight off Moyes’s shoulders as Reds reach last eight after heroic Old Trafford performance


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It wasn’t one of those perfect hat-tricks. It wasn’t
sublimely skillful, or greatly artistic in execution,
not the poetry in motion we have come to expect
in this tournament from Lionel Messi or Cristiano
Yet it is hard to believe there will be a more
valuable contribution to the David Moyes era
than that of Robin van Persie at Old Trafford on
Wednesday night.
He didn’t just put Manchester United into the
Champions League quarter-finals. He may even
have kept his manager in employment.
Considering the wildly differing opinions about
the job being done by Moyes around these parts,
this may one day be seen as blessing or curse.
On Wednesday night, though, everybody
seemed delighted, and that can only be a good
thing, having had so little to shout about of late.
Match facts
Man Utd: De Gea 7.5, Rafael 6.5, Jones 6.5,
Ferdinand 6, Evra 6.5, Welbeck…

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