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MATCH PREVIEW: Bayern Munich vs Manchester United

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United

UEFA Champions League, Quarter-Final, 2nd Leg

Wednesday 9 April, 2014

19:45 KO (BST)

Allianz Arena, Munich (71,137)

Allianz Arena Night

Bayern Munich

Pep Guardiola: “The pressure is high and we always have done well in this situation. It is all about small tactical details. Our players know, after the experience in Manchester, how United play. They know their strength and weaknesses. United is a very big team. Before the first game at Old Trafford, everybody was just talking about Bayern. But now people know that Manchester can win in Munich. But we will play at home and with our fans we can win this game.”

Jerome Boateng: I’ve got a few butterflies in my stomach. It’s like a final.”

Starting XI from: Manuel Neuer, Tom Starke; Daniel van Buyten, Jan Kirchhoff, Jerome Boateng, Dante, Diego Contento, David Alaba, Rafinha; Philipp Lahm, Mitchell Weiser, Julian Green, Toni Kroos, Mario Gotze, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller; Claudio Pizarro, Mario Mandzukic

Doubts: n/a

Unavailable: Thiago Alcantara (knee), Javi Martinez (suspended), Bastian Schweinsteiger (suspended), Xherdan Shaqiri (thigh)

Top scorer: Thomas Muller (4)

Most assists: Arjen Robben, Philipp Lahm (3)

UCL form: W W L W D D

Pep Moyes


David Moyes: “We’ll need a good performance from everybody. We can’t have any passengers. My focus is on getting through. The players are ready and focused. We’re relishing it.”

Wayne Rooney: We believe we can go through, we have good enough players. We have to be at our best, we have to be focused and prepare well. We are ready. It is an exciting game for us, for the fans… it’s a massive game to be involved in.”

Starting XI from: David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard; Nemanja Vidic, Phil Jones, Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Alex Buttner, Patrice Evra; Adnan Januzaj, Ryan Giggs, Darren Fletcher, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa, Nani, Antonio Valencia; Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez

Doubts: Ashley Young (hand)

Unavailable: Robin van Persie (knee), Juan Mata (ineligible), Marouane Fellaini (illness), Rafael da Silva (hamstring)

Top scorers: Robin van Persie (4)

Most assists: Wayne Rooney (5)

UCL form: D W W L W D

Away record vs Bayern Munich: P4 W0 D2 L2 F5 A7

Manchester United v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Vidic

Previous meetings

United 1-1 Bayern (01-04-14)

United 3-2 Bayern (07-04-10)

Bayern 2-1 United (30-03-10)

United 0-0 Bayern (13-03-02)

Bayern 1-1 United (20-11-01)



Referee: Jonas Eriksson. (SWE)

The 40-year-old official has taken charge of 5 UEFA Champions League matches this season, brandishing 15 yellow cards and 1 red card. He has awarded 4 penalties. This will be the first time the Swedish referee has taken charge of a United fixture, although he did oversee Manchester City’s recent 2-0 home defeat to Barcelona.

Assistants: Mathias Klasenius, Daniel Warnmark.

Fourth Official: Daniel Gustavsson.



United have scored at least one goal in the last 15 UEFA Champions League meetings with German clubs.

Bayern have won 4 penalties in this season’s UEFA Champions League – the most in the competition. Arjen Robben has won them all.

Nani has scored 2 goals in 2 appearances vs Bayern Munich.

Since ‘that’ game in 1999, United have won just 1 of 7 matches against Bayern Munich.

Bayern have won 6 and drawn 2 of their last 8 UEFA Champions League knockout matches.

United have won just 1 of their last 6 UEFA Champions League away fixtures.

Bayern have won 14 and drawn 2 of their last 18 UEFA Champions League home games.



Bayern Munich 2/9 Draw 5/1 United 11/1

RedMancunian predictions

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By Jack Holt

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4 replies on “MATCH PREVIEW: Bayern Munich vs Manchester United”

I would love to see United whoop Bayern.It can only happen if they start a la ManC and get an early goal.They need to get players up there for rebounds ,set peices,plus they need to get back super quick.Wont happen,because United lose the ball.Anyway miracles do happen.

ManU fought hard. Oh well, maybe next time.

Evra? Good, bad, bad, bad. Good because he scored the opening goal.
Maybe ManU was so happy they forgot they needed to defend. Maybe they thought the game was finished. Bad because it was his poor marking on Mandzukic that led to the equalizer. Bad because he didn’t stop the cross that led to Muller goal. Bad because he let Robben waltz to the middle which led to a goal. He is a defensively liability nowadays.

Smalling performed well defensively but he has to work on his long passing. Or simply minimize his long balls.

Rooney should have been the first person to be substituted. He was combat ineffective.

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