Manchester United boss David Moyes has explained his decision to walk out onto the Old Trafford pitch ahead of his players before victory over Aston Villa. Moyes had made his way to the dug-out before the players left the tunnel for the kick-off and received warm applause from the stands.
"I just wanted everybody to know I'm the manager of the club," he stated. "They know where I am. I stand by the side of the pitch. Ever since I've been at Manchester United, I've only had support. I don't where people are trying to change this from but I believe that all Manchester United supporters are behind me and they all understand the situation we are in. The players are incredibly focused, that was an important thing as I wanted the focus to be right.
"My be-all and end-all was to make sure we won the game. Nothing else. I thought the fans inside the ground got behind the club and the team. I'm really looking forward to the game against Bayern Munich. It's been a difficult season for us but we can go a long way to doing an awful lot better if we can get a result on Tuesday."