Preview: Bayern Munich v United

Nemanja Vidic vs Bayern Munich

Pressure does strange things to even the most experience team. Take, for example, Manchester United’s Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Bayern, European champions and Bundesliga kings with six weeks of the season remaining, should already be out of sight. After all, not only did the Bavarian side create 16 chances at […]

Attacking balance holds key to United’s Euro fate

David Moyes master plan

David Moyes should still be replaced as Manchester United manager despite the Reds hard-earned draw against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. After all, United’s decent run in the Champions League this season is pointless if the club is not in it at all next year. Still, the Reds defended efficiently in this season’s quarter-final first […]

Preview: United v Bayern Munich

Arjen Robben

It is, in many respects, a game that David Moyes cannot lose. Drawn against the ever-improving European champions, some bookmakers have Moyes’ Manchester United at 6-1 to beat the Germans at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. There can be only a handful of occasions in the past 20 years when such long odds could be […]

Smiles better for Moyes but true tests to come

Wayne Rooney, West Ham goal

It was a phenomenal effort, arching high over Adrián del Castillo’s head, bouncing once before catching the top of the net at the Bobby Moore end. Neither true volley, nor half, Wayne Rooney’s goal at Upton Park on Saturday is the kind that could spark a season into life. Yet, David Moyes’ celebration at Rooney’s […]

Fergie wrong to play blame game

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson blamed “typical Germans” for Manchester United’s exit from the Champions League last night but he needs to look closer to home before playing the blame game. In a season of mediocrity by United’s very high standards Ferguson’s search for answers lies within, not in the decisions of referees or actions of opponents. […]

Player reaction to Bayern defeat

Nani

Manchester United’s goalscorers Nani and Darron Gibson reacted to the side being knocked out of the Champions League on away goals with renewed determination to win at home. The pair’s first half strikes sent United into three goal lead before Bayern Munich’s comeback ended the Reds participation in this year’s competition. Nani “We’re feeling bad […]

Robben’s wonder strike breaks United’s hearts

Darron Gibson

Old Trafford rocked to the sound of a storming Wayne Rooney-inspired start as Darron Gibson’s early strike, followed by Nani’s flicked goal handed Manchester United the perfect platform. But a third inside the first half only precipitated Bayern Munich’s stunning comeback as Louis van Gaal’s Germans knocked United out of the Champions League. Ferguson, having […]