Monday, 24th February, 2014
Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the club's Champions League Round of 16 opponents Olympiacos are now weaker for the loss of Kostas Mitroglou.
The Greece international striker joined Fulham during last month's transfer window, bringing to an end what had been a prolific campaign both with Olympiacos and his country.
Now the Greek champions will try to shoot down Manchester United without Mitroglou and Moyes feels they have harmed their chances by selling the hitman.
"Mitroglou was a really good goalscorer for them and a main player. Does it weaken them? I think they’d rather have him than not but probably felt the offer was so good they had to take it", he told his club's site.
Mitroglou's departure also leaves a question mark in Moyes' mind over just who Olympiacos will field against his team.
"Since then, they’ve brought in two or three other players as well and I couldn’t be sure who will and won’t play", Moyes said.
The striker's sale has not dented Olympiacos' form domestically however, with the club sitting top of the Super League with 74 points from 26 games, unbeaten and having only drawn twice.
They warmed up for their clash against Manchester United by beating OFI 4-0 on Saturday.