Man United vs Bayern Munich Champions League highlights


Manchester United is poised to host Bayern Munich at the Theatre of Dreams, where Erik ten Hag's team faces a daunting challenge to secure a spot in the Champions League knockout stages.

In the previous clash in September, United suffered a close 4-3 defeat in the Allianz Arena, although the scoreline was deemed flattering for them.

The fixture marks the return of Harry Kane to England for a competitive club match since his departure from Tottenham in the summer. Additionally, Leroy Sane, the former City player, is back in Manchester with hopes of thwarting United's dream of progressing to the Round of 16.

As the match progresses:

1. In the 52nd minute, Garnacho delivers a promising ball for Hojlund and Antony to attack, but neither can reach it, energizing the crowd.

2. A significant chance for United in the 49th minute sees Fernandes, the skipper, unmarked on the edge of the box, but he blasts the effort over the bar.

3. The second half kicks off with a substitution, as Wan-Bissaka replaces Luke Shaw, who felt discomfort in his hamstring before the break.

4. At halftime, the score keeps United in the match, crucial for keeping their Champions League hopes alive. The Copenhagen match remains goalless, a condition necessary for United's progression.

Key moments include Garnacho's run down the left in the 43rd minute, Maguire's injury in the 41st minute, and a break in play. In the 37th minute, Maguire kicks the ball out for treatment, and Jonny Evans warms up.

The 33rd minute witnesses handball appeals from the home crowd, but the referee rules play on. The corner in the 32nd minute sees Bayern counter through Coman, and Sane misses an opportunity at the far post.

 United has a free-kick in a dangerous position in the 31st minute, and Fernandes takes it, resulting in a deflected corner. Sane dribbles into United's box in the 26th minute, but Dalot clears the danger.

In true Patrice Evra fashion, Luke Shaw's effort in the 24th minute is saved by Neuer. The Bayern fans express their sentiments with a banner in the 22nd minute.

The 17th minute sees a challenge on Musiala in the box, but VAR says play on. Hojlund is wrestled down for the second time in the 15th minute.

Mazraoui's attempt in the 11th minute is thwarted, Antony displays trickery in the 8th minute, and a good move in the 4th minute results in a corner for United.

The match kicks off in the 1st minute amid a vibrant atmosphere. With 10 minutes until kickoff, the Bayern fans are in great voice.

Team news reveals that Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are not in the United squad. Harry Kane starts in a strong Bayern team, and there are two changes for United from their previous defeat to Bournemouth.

United's chances of qualifying for the knockout stages are slim, with just an 8% chance according to Opta. They must win and hope for a draw in the Copenhagen vs. Galatasaray match.

Erik ten Hag reflects on United's inconsistent form, emphasizing the need for consistency and rhythm.

As the countdown continues, United faces an uphill battle, relying on other results and the hope for three points in their favor.

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