Bayern Munich enters their highly anticipated Champions League match against Manchester United as the indisputable frontrunners, given Erik ten Hag’s team’s current lack of form and the mounting pressure they face.
The hosts have exhibited commendable performance throughout the current season, with the exception of their 3-0 loss against RB Leipzig in the Super Cup. In the subsequent four matches, Bayern has maintained an undefeated record, being victorious in three of them.
The team’s perfect record in the Bundesliga was narrowly prevented from being sustained due to a penalty awarded in the final moments of their match against Bayer Leverkusen, resulting in a 2-2 tie.
In the context of the Champions League, Bayern Munich has achieved a commendable record of securing victories in eight out of their previous ten participations. It is worth noting that the two instances of defeat happened against the formidable European champions, Manchester City.
The victory of Manchester United vs Bayern Munich in the 1999 final is now perceived as a distant recollection, as the current squad pales in comparison to the triumphant team that achieved a treble. The prevailing sentiment surrounding the club today is predominantly pessimistic.
The team enters this match with a recent record of three losses in five games, including a significant 3-1 defeat against Brighton where they were outperformed. The defense of the team raises specific concerns, with Onana, the goalkeeper, also under criticism.
The recent form of the team in question in the UCL has been underwhelming, as they have only managed to secure one victory in their previous five matches.
With Manuel Neuer still out for the season with an injury, Sven Ulreich will start in goal for Bayern Munich. However, Bayern will be without head coach Thomas Tuchel, who is suspended from managing the team.
Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia (injured) and Anthony and Jadon Sancho (personal) won’t be able to play for the visitors. The return of Sofyan Amrabat, Mason Mount, and Raphael Varane, as well as the addition of Rasmus Hojlund, could reinvigorate the offense.
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Bayern vs Man United Game Information
- Date: 09/20/2023
- Time: 03:00 PM ET
- Location: Allianz Arena (München).
- How to Watch Bayern vs Man United: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv