Rooney Starts – Man Utd Team News + Predicted Starting XI To Face Bayern Munich

By on April 8, 2014

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Manchester United are in Germany in preparation for Wednesday night’s crucial Champions League second leg against Bayern Munich. Here we have the latest team news and our predicted starting eleven.

Ahead of the game, boss David Moyes has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference today and gave ManUtd.com an update on the fitness of star striker Wayne Rooney.

The 28-year-old missed Saturday’s 4-0 win at Newcastle with a toe injury that he picked up during the first leg last week but he trained this morning and Moyes has confirmed the forward is desperate to be involved and is even willing to take pain-killing injections to get him through the game.

“Wayne was able to train and he is massively keen to play,”

“He’s not trained all week so we have to be wary of that. We’ll do everything we possibly can. He’s happy to take an injection to play in the game, which shows you his feeling about the game and about the club.

“We think it’s okay. We wouldn’t do anything medically wrong. We’ve taken advice from the doctors and the people who advise us. Everybody knows the type of character Wayne is and he is determined to play. If he is determined we would be mad not to give him that opportunity.” Moyes is quoted as saying by ManUtd.com

So it looks like Rooney will play and is likely to be supported by Danny Welbeck – who was impressive in the first leg – and Antonio Valencia in attack, and with Juan Mata cup-tied, Shinji Kagawa could be deployed in the ‘hole’.

Ryan Giggs is in contention after training today following a hamstring problem but Moyes could go with Darren Fletcher alongside Michael Carrick in midfield after the Scot put in an excellent display at St James Park at the weekend.

However, Marouane Fellaini and Rafael didn’t travel to Germany as they both missed training on Tuesday through injury, while Jonny Evans has also been left back in Manchester as he continues to build-up his match fitness following a spell on the sidelines with a calf injury.

Here’s the side we think Moyes will go with:

What do you think of our team? Share your views below.

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23 Comments

  1. David Emmanuel

    April 8, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I love d formation but we need nani in dis match;I wish man u all d best.up man u for life

  2. Emmanuel Sabao

    April 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Nani must be deployed on the left frank please Nani

  3. Efi ricboy

    April 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Yea nani is needed in dis match… Couz we need a creative winger…n dt rightful person is nani.

  4. lawal usman

    April 8, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    nani and chicharito should be give chance to play

  5. John

    April 8, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Yes… Moyes should use a creative winger like Nani in tht left wing so as to cause problems jst as he did against madrid last season…

  6. NAZZY

    April 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    why evra?

  7. Duncan Mutete

    April 8, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    I think Nani will be vital to come on the left wing to increase more preasure

  8. Chinedu collins

    April 8, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    The Formation is quite gud. Kagawa in dat flank nd nani to com in later.rooney wil giv us d win. Up United.

  9. Mateco

    April 8, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I tink we nd nani in dis match,bt i knw tinz wil b ok 2maro.up man u,4life

  10. Evanlo's

    April 8, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    You guys should forget about Nani, he is selfish and not reliable

  11. pakinsdot

    April 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    yea, u guys re korect, we nid nani in dix match…nani is a creative winger….xo pls moyes, start nani and kagawa.

  12. AUSTINE

    April 8, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    CHACHALITO SHOULD BE AT THE FRUNT WT ROONEY AND NANI NEED TO BE IN.

  13. AUSTINE

    April 8, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    FOR ME CHACHALITO SHOULD BE AT THE FRUNT WT ROONEY AND NANI NEED TO BE IN.

  14. iddrisnani

    April 8, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Nani is our secret weapon when use well he will make de difference n am very optimistic he is going to win de march fr us.united we stand ,united we conquer, n united fr life

  15. Rume

    April 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    We dnt nid nani. Bcos we nid goals nd nani is selfish wt ball. Perfect format

  16. Ricky Maxy

    April 8, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Guys, we all know hw gud chicharito is bt do u tink Moyes will give him de clear chance to play, by de way Nani is sharp, creative, skillful and pressurizes more than valencia, Moyes pls use the correct players and statistics against de bavarians

  17. EMC

    April 9, 2014 at 12:00 am

    There u all go again shouting nani like he is some trophy, ignorin d fact dat hez jez back from injury, if we need a creative winger we play adnan afterall hez a leftfooter and incase u dont know welbeck happens to b a striker with flair like sturidge, d only problem in dat formation is evra and ferdinard simple

  18. BENALDO NANI NYAMBANE

    April 9, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Plz nani should be gven a chance 4 this game.moyes should rcall the othe gme nani destroys bayern

  19. olamilekan

    April 9, 2014 at 7:32 am

    we need nani in this mach wit hanadess moyes pls let nani ply nw up man u for life utd

  20. TITUS RUTTO

    April 9, 2014 at 8:49 am

    well arranged squard. chicha should be featured in the second half as he has a finishing spirit.

  21. gabby

    April 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

    if evra plays we’ll lose….mark my words.

  22. gabby

    April 9, 2014 at 9:48 am

    nani is not fit enough for dis match. Welbck sud start at the left………we need aggresive players…….welbeck is good 4 dis match. I say dis again, if evra plays we’ll los becos evra is faded, he easily get passed and he makes silly mistakes….always out of position….if he is played, bayern will attack from his wing….

  23. Bright

    April 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Y Evra????God Bayern is really gon utilize dat left flank.Buttner would have been better.

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