Date: Wednesday, September 20
Kickoff Time: 3:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. BST / 5:00 a.m. AEST (Thu. Sep 21)
Location: Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany)
Last meeting: Bayern 3-1 United (April. 9, 2014 | Champions League)
Both Manchester United and Bayern Munich will be looking to get their UEFA Champions League campaigns started on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena.
The first matchday of the group stage of the 2023/24 European Champions League will be played on Wednesday, September 12, when Manchester United takes on Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. It will be the marquee event of the first round.
After losing to RB Leipzig in the DFB-Supercup, Bayern Munich started the season poorly, but they have since been on a roll, winning three and drawing a single game in the league to sit atop the table with Leverkusen.
Manchester United will be coming into the match on the back of a dreadful run of form, having lost three of their first five Premier League games. Their impressive home record also ended this past weekend, as they were defeated by Brighton & Hove Albion.
In 2014, Bayern Munich defeated Manchester United in the quarterfinals of the European Champions League with a 3-1 victory. The Hard Tackle looks back at the match between these two clubs.
Bayern Munich vs Manchester United prediction :
In ideal circumstances, Manchester United would have been able to beat Bayern Munich. The German champions haven’t been at their best yet this season, but they’re still good enough to win easily.
Nevertheless, Manchester United showed signs of progress in their match against Brighton and Hove Albion, and they’ll be looking to put more pressure on the hosts on Wednesday. However, they’ll be left disappointed after another humiliating defeat. According to the Hard Tackle, Bayern Munich will easily win 3-0 and will be eyeing the goalkeeping of Sven Ulreich.
Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Team News
Bayern: Ulreich – Laimer, Upamecano, Kim, Davies – Kimmich (c), Goretzka – Sane, Musiala, Gnabry – Kane
Out: Buchmann (thigh), Guerreiro (calf), Neuer (broken leg)
Doubtful: Coman (muscular)
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
Man Utd: Onana – Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Reguilon – Casemiro, Eriksen – Pellistri, Fernandes (c), Rashford – Hojlund
Out: Antony (not included), Diallo (knee), Heaton (calf), Mainoo (ankle), Maguire (muscular), Malacia (knee), Mount (thigh), Sancho (not included), Shaw (muscular), Varane (muscular), Wan
Doubtful: Amrabat (back)
Coach: Erik ten Hag