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

Man Utd play Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final clash. Here is the latest team news and our predicted team.

Manchester United welcome Bayern Munich to Old Trafford on Tuesday night for the first leg of their Champions League quarter final clash. Here is the latest team news and our predicted team for the game.

United boss David Moyes held his pre-match press conference on Monday afternoon but gave little away about his team selection and failed to provide reporters with any update on the fitness of his squad.

What we do know is that right-back Rafael is a doubt after being forced off at half time during Saturday’s 4-1 win over Aston Villa with a thigh injury. Chris Smalling has been out with a hamstring injury in recent weeks but took part in training today so could come in if the Brazilian is ruled out.

Rio Ferdinand (back) and Jonny Evans (calf) have also been nursing injuries of late but they too took part in light training on Monday, along with Antonio Valencia – who missed the weekend game with a knee injury but could return to the starting eleven tomorrow.

Patrice Evra is suspended for the game so United fans will be glad to know that Alex Buttner looks set to play, despite ending the Villa game with a tight hamstring.

Ryan Giggs sat with Moyes at the press conference today and was instrumental in United’s comeback win over Olympiakos in the previous round, so the veteran could be drafted back in against Bayern to add some big-game experience in midfield.

Shinji Kagawa was in excellent form at the weekend and with Juan Mata ineligible, the Japanese attacker could retain his place, while Danny Welbeck may be given the nod on the left due to his hard-working style.

Wayne Rooney will continue up front with Robin van Persie ruled out with a knee injury. Here’s the team we think Moyes will select:

What do you think of our team? What side would you put out? Share your views below.



  1. Henry Chigulu

    March 31, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Your predicted line up against Bayern is atleast good only that you should drop Welbeck for Nani who happens to be familiar enough operating from the left flank. Above all, NANI has pace and dribbling abilities. Or push Giggs to the left and Welbeck on the bench thereby paving way for another midfielder who can deftly operate in the central park. Be reminded that the new Bayern rely on passing carousel and tiki-taka possession under Pep Guardiola and the only way to upset them is by selecting not only versatile players but also those with match fitness and sharpness. Welbeck is a good player,but not enough to face Bayern from the word go!
    He is fond of losing balance even with a slight contact.
    Bayern comprises Ribery, Robben and Swansteiger who are mesmering when given space.

    Man Utd 2-0 Bayern

    Utd for life!

  2. atere

    March 31, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Your predicted line up is very okay to play bayern,just doubting smalling he is not very good playing form the right side…if moyes can play kagawa behind rooney it will be a very good line up because he came from the leaugue and he has been their misfotune when he was there…i think nani should be given a chance to play in the second half…up man united

  3. tugume roger

    March 31, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    The team isnt bad only that i would prefer seeing Nani and Rafeal start insteady of Welbeck and Smalling respectively. Nani is good at dribbling and has pace so he can assist on counter attack the i think Smalling isnt fit enough because he has been out not playing.

  4. Pascal Mkuyu

    March 31, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    So good line up.

  5. pragadeesh

    March 31, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    my team Degea(gK) Rafael,jones,vidic,buttner,carrick,giggs,nani,januaj,rooney,chicharito

    • pragadeesh

      March 31, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      IF united want counter attacking football they should include nani janujaj,and chicharito..going with welbeck and valencia who has got only pace is not enough against Bayern..rooney has to play a key role at no 10 postion behind chicharito..though kagawa has got beautiful skills but he does not have strength..Nani didn’t play enough games but he has got pace,dribbling and quality finishing

  6. Abraham

    March 31, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    It’s a nice line-up but i think kagawa should be given a chance thats he should play for like the whole 90mins nd utd 3-0 bayern

  7. Alex

    March 31, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    What’s up with fellani? Ain’t seeing any words abt him being in the startin IX

  8. francis

    April 1, 2014 at 7:56 am

    um quite good, only missing chicharito

  9. meriwas Ray

    April 1, 2014 at 8:27 am

    better chisharito than welbek pliz

  10. abey

    April 1, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I think d line up is fair, but I think giggs should play at d left flack and nani replace welbeck. My prediction is man united 2-1 bayern. And goaless in bayern home

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