Manchester United and Olympiakos are playing in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday and the match is streaming live from Fox Soccer 2Go online at 2:45 pm ET from Karaiskaki Stadium and Wayne Rooney comes in after his extension and the Red Devils are looking for a strong result as the Premier League picks up this weekend.
The match comes after Zenit St Petersburg lost 4-2 against Borussia Dortmund and on Wednesday the schedule continues with the rest of the round of 16, as Real Madrid and Schalke play, while Chelsea will visit Galatasaray for their match. The schedule continues once again later in March with the second legs of these ties and those should be very interesting with the way the round has unfolded so far.
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Manchester United comes into the match after a win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League and that came after a draw with Arsenal and that was a crucial result at Emirates Stadium and it followed a rough stretch by the Red Devils. Man U won against Crystal Palace, but they had draws against the Gunners and against Fulham at Old Trafford and that came after a disappointing loss on the road against Stoke City. The team has some tough matches coming up and they likely need a miracle to get back into the Champions League, as they have a number of teams ahead of them in the standings.
Man U plays against West Brom on the road next after playing Olympiakos and then they host Liverpool at Old Trafford and after playing the Reds they will match up once again with the Greek team, this time in England. Heading down the back stretch the team plays against Manchester City at Old Trafford and that comes in a streak of four matches in five games at home and that should be good news for the club as they try and rise up in the Premier League.
The table currently has Chelsea in first place ahead of Arsenal and Manchester City and this comes after the Gunners were leading most of the year. Man City is in third ahead of Liverpool and the Reds are up over Tottenham, while Manchester United has pulled into a tie with Everton and they are now sixth in the standings. Man U has moved up from eighth weeks ago and now they are chasing the teams ahead as the schedule moves closer to the end of the season. Manchester United has the chance to keep moving up and they have five points back of the Spurs and they have a ways to go when it comes to catching Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester City.
The team signed Wayne Rooney to an extension and has already brought in Juan Mata and David Moyes said that the team is not done making moves either. Not making it into the Champions League again could be an issue for Manchester United as they try and get players to transfer and it would be the first time in nearly two decades that the club is not in the UCL. Adding Rooney back helps, but the team needs to do more and they may have to pay a bit to get it.