Where: Allianz Arena, Munich, GermanyWhen: Wednesday, September 20, 8:45 PM ET
The Bavarians open this year’s Champions League with a new weapon in the attack, Harry Kane, from which they expect a lot. Even though this team appears weaker than those from a few years ago, it has room for improvement, especially with Kane upfront. That’s why fans secretly hope that Bayern might eventually win the UCL trophy. Meanwhile, United is back to the elite European competition, but their ambitions are not that clear. Erik Ten Had didn’t create a system to bring trophies, and his unit showed inconsistency at the start of the year.
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United Preview
The Bavarians lost to RB Leipzig in the German Super Cup, which was a wake-up call. After that, we’ve seen them beating three rivals in a row and quickly implementing Kane in their attack. The Englishman almost immediately began scoring goals, which undoubtedly boosted the team’s morale.
He will have United across the field on Wednesday night, a team he knows very well from the Premiership. Not only will he use the previous experience, but the other teammates are going to get some tips on how to play against the Red Devils.
Bayern’s playstyle is the same as usual: hard pressure in the midfield, very fast transition, and flamboyant attacks through the flanks.
Erik Ten Hag’s credit is slowly melting down, with the Dutch manager feeling the heat for the first time since he sat on United’s bench. Two losses against the competitors for one of the top-four places, Tottenham and Arsenal, are a clear sign that the team is not competitive for the title in the Premiership, let alone Europe.
The defense has been an issue for Manchester, with them allowing two or more goals in three straight events following a minimal victory in the season opener against the Wolves.
On top of that, the trouble with Anthony and his off-field affairs only increased Ten Hag’s headache. Time is running down and problems are only piling up.
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Bayern Munich and Manchester United Possible Lineups
Manchester United: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Martinez, Dalot; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund
Bayern Munich: Ulreich; Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Sane, Gnabry, Coman; Kane
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United Head to Head
The latest meeting was a friendly international in 2018 when Bayern own, 1-0. The most important was in 1999, the UEFA Champions League finals, and back then, United triumphed 2-1, with two goals in the stoppage time.
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United Predictions
The hosts are favorites because of the home-field edge and because their team looks more balanced and in better shape. United has many problems, starting with the ones in the back line, which will be under heavy pressure from Bayern’s forwards. All in all, we are taking the home team here.
Our verdict: Bayern Munich wins
Bayern Munich versus Manchester United Odds
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