Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Preview: Probable Lineup, Team News, Prediction


Bayern Munich begin their Champions League journey as the heavy favorite to win it for the sixth consecutive season.

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Preview: Probable Lineup, Team News, Prediction

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are favorites to win their group, and Man United’s Premier League woes leave them as a second-favorite in the group.

Other group teams such as Galatasaray and Copenhagen might also have difficulties qualifying, but football is a game of surprises.

Match Preview

The Bundesliga giants have not lost a match in the Champions League group stage since 2017 where they lost 3-0 to PSG.

The bagged all 18 points each in the last two seasons and recorded 23 wins and one draw in their last four CL group stages.

Well, we can simply say that Bayern Munich are the best in the world when it comes to the Champions League group stage.

Bayern Munich also boosted their team in the summer transfer window by signing Harry Kane and Kim Min-jae who will certainly feature in the matchup.

Despite being the German champions, they start their chase for European glory, the most coveted trophy in Europe.

They won the competition for the 6th time in the 2019/20 season, and have since then not gone beyond the quarter-final stage in the Champions League.

The German team were humbled by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City after the treble-winning team thrashed them 4-1.

Bayern Munich will look to avoid any heartbreaks this season or repeat of last season’s woes as they face Manchester United and others.

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Preview: Probable Lineup, Team News, Prediction

Bayern Munich will look to replicate their success in the league so far this season as they have bagged three wins from three matches.

Manchester United on the other hand are back in the Champions League and will face a no-so-friendly powerhouse.

The last time United were in the competition, they crashed out at the group stage, finishing third in Group H behind Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir.

And now they have been drawn with Bayern, FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray in what will certainly be an interesting group.

It will be a tough one for Erik ten Hag’s men with their first Match against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, 20th September at 8pm (UK time).

Bayern will be glad to deal with Erik ten hag’s men after they lost their match against Brighton following the International break.

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Team News

Bayern is somewhat worried about Jamal Musiala ahead of their fixture after he pulled out from the Germany national team squad due to injury.

Also on their worry list is veteran goalkeeper Manuel Neuer who is still a long-term absentee, with Raphael Guerreiro also injured.

Manchester United have the biggest worries as they have been struggling this new season, despite signing a midfielder and a striker.

Recall we reported that their new signing Amrabat was pulled out of the Morocco squad due to injury and did not feature in Brighton’s defeat.

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Preview: Probable Lineup, Team News, Prediction

While we understand that It was as a precaution not to slow down his start at Old Trafford, there’s no guarantee he’ll start against Bayern Munich.

Head-To-Head Record

9 April 2014 – Bayern 3-1 Man Utd – Champions League
1 April 2014 – Man Utd 1-1 Bayern – Champions League
8 April 2010 – Man Utd 3-2 Bayern – Champions League
30 March 2010 – Bayern 2-1 Man Utd – Champions League
13 March 2002 – Man Utd 0-0 Bayern – Champions League

Probable Lineup

Bayern: Ulreich (GK); Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Sane, Müller (C), Coman; Kane

Manchester United: Onana (GK), Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Reguilon, Casemiro, McTominay, Fernandes, Eriksen, Rashford, Hojlund.

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Prediction

When looking at the head-to-head, as well as Man United’s away record domestically against the other top teams in the league, matchday one seems like a lock for the German Champions.

Futballnews is predicting that Bayern Munich will defeat Manchester United 3-1.


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