Manchester United will require all the northern soul they can muster from within the Old Trafford walls if they’re to book their Champions League quarter-final tickets at Olympiakos’ expense.
Two goals in arrears after the first-leg, they have, if not a mountain, then a sizeable hillock to clamber over.
Yet, there’s every reason Red Devils fans should abide by the unofficial motto of the aforementioned musical movement and keep the faith.
Read on for five reasons why the 9/5 on United to advance to the next round is a hell of a way to make a living…
United have beaten every Greek opponent to visit Old Trafford in European competition.
For those from a land that bossed the globe before Jesus was on the scene, the history of continental football may seem a relatively inconsequential period.
However, not only have each and every Greek adversary to visit the Theatre of Dreams been slain, but Olympiakos have been beaten on all 11 previous trips to England.
Thrylos have won just twice in seven European away games across the past two seasons.
Champions League peasants Anderlecht and Montpellier were the scalps in question, while Arsenal, Schalke, Paris Saint-Germain and even Levante managed to best them on home turf.
The visitors have lost two of their three Greek Super League games since the first leg.
Pre-Greek title yips may have been responsible for Olympiakos’ recent downturn in form but, although said bauble is now in the bag, they’ve not been at their best of late.
David Moyes’ men have shut out four of their last five Champions League opponents.
The two goals shipped in the port City of Piraeus were the only ones the Red Devils have allowed in their last 450 minutes of European football.
Four of the last five Old Trafford visitors were tapped for two goals.
If United’s taste for pristine laundry on the continental stage returns then they’ll need just two goals to wrestle back the advantage from Michel’s side.
The Manchester men are 12/25 for victory within normal time, with the Greeks lengthy underdogs at 5/1 and the draw 17/5.