Following his team’s 2-1 loss to West Brom at Old Trafford on Saturday, Manchester United coach David Moyes admitted his squad is not strong enough to win the UEFA Champions League this season. The Red Devils began their Champions League campaign with a 4-2 win at home to Bayer Leverkusen earlier this month and faces a tough trip to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.
"To win the Champions League, you need five or six world-class players," Moyes told a press conference. "Look at Bayern Munich, they have it. Look at Barcelona, who had it in the past and Real Madrid, who have maybe got it now. That's the level you have to be at to win it. We've not got that yet but what we have got is experience."
Meanwhile, Moyes said his team deserved to lose to West Brom over the weekend. "Disappointing performance, disappointing result. We never really got up to speed," the former Everton boss said. "We had a few chances, but West Brom held their shape and defended well. They always looked a threat on the break, in the first half especially and even more so in the second half. We missed that spark and West Brom deserved it no question. I can't argue with that."