Manchester United will be taking on Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night in what would be the club’s final opportunity to regain some pride for this season. They have been enduring a torrid time in David Moyes’ first season at the club. They are on course to missing out on Champions League football for the first time in more than two decades. Apart from this, Old Trafford has witnessed massacre in the form of six defeats especially at the hands of rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
The prospect of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League looked heavily in doubt after United suffered a 2-0 defeat against Olympiakos in the first leg, but they somehow managed to stage a remarkable comeback and reached the stage of the competition. David Moyes has acknowledged that Bayern Munich represents the worst possible tie that United could have got in the quarter-finals. The German outfit come into the match as the favourites to lift the Champions League, while they only last weekend successfully defended their German league title.
They have created numerous records in the process, as they have done so with seven matches remaining in the campaign. If they win the Champions League this season, then Bayern Munich would become the first team to retain the trophy.
“We will study them, I am sure, see what they are good at and try to exploit any weaknesses. We are realistic and know how difficult the game is going to be. We know how well they are playing, they are in form and have won the league with seven games to go. But who knows? It is the Champions League, it is a home tie and if we get the crowd behind us then you just never know,” said defender Phil Jones.