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David Moyes

Manchester United host Bayern Munich at Old Trafford in the first leg of the quarter finals of the Champions League.

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David Moyes has stressed that the Red Devils will not be overawed by the Germans and have a viable chance of making it to the semi-finals of the Champions League. However, with United struggling in the league, it will be an achievement of massive proportions if they can take an advantage into the Allianz Arena next week.

The result will have a major bearing on Moyes' future at the club, which has been under question following humiliating defeats at home to Liverpool and Manchester City.

The former Everton man has been castigated by fans and media for his failure to lead the Champions to the top four, something which was inconceivable under the stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson.

As things stand, United will not qualify for Europe next season through league positions. They are currently in seventh spot and are unlikely to bridge the 10-point gap between themselves and Arsenal for a place in the top four.

A win over Bayern will not only lift the mood among the players but will also give Moyes some time to build a team in the summer, something which will be very difficult without the lure of European football.

Meanwhile, Bayern will be confident of sealing the tie at Old Trafford, having seen United's performance at home over the last few weeks.

The Germans have won the Bundesliga in record time and have been the most in-form team in Europe this season. Their only loss has come in a dead rubber against Manchester City but manager Pep Guardiola will be concerned with his team's form against the English sides this season.

The Bundesliga club dismantled Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates but rode their luck as Mesut Ozil failed to convert a penalty and the Gunners had a man sent off in Wojciech Szczesny following which they managed to channel their assault. However, given the state of the United side and the suspension of Patrice Evra, Bayern will be confident of making it to the next round without too much of a hassle.

Pep Guardiola and Sir Alex Ferguson

What the Managers Say

David Moyes: "It's been a very good competition for us so far in my short time here. I came into it very inexperienced in the Champions League but we've done well and now we've got the ultimate test in Bayern Munich. I think the pressure is equally balanced because we want to win the game as much as they do. We go into the game knowing, on our day, we are as good a side as any. We have to show it more often but I have got great belief in the players. I get the feeling all the players want to play. In training, their attitude suggests they all want to play in the big games. Over the years that is what they have all wanted to do."

Pep Guardiola: "In the big clubs that happens. It happens in Bayern Munich. Last year they won everything and we try to maintain that level and we did it at least in the local competition. Manchester United in the last 10-15 years have dominated the Premier League and Europe too, arriving in many finals. Football is special. Sometimes many, many things happen that it's difficult to understand. I don't know how Sir Alex Ferguson can have a bad influence on this club. I think it's completely opposite. This club was the best club in England thanks to him. He reorganised the club and put the club on another level in this country."

Form Guide

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W W L
  • Last Result: Manchester United 4-1 Aston Villa

Bayern Munich

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D W W W
  • Last Result: Bayern Munich 3-3 Hoffenheim

Team News

Manchester United

  • Injured: Robin van Persie (knee), Rafael (knock), Chris Smalling (hamstring), Antonio Valencia (knee)
  • Suspended: Patrice Evra
  • Doubtful: N/A

Probable Line-Up: De Gea; Jones, Vidic, Smalling, Buttner; Carrick, Giggs, Fellaini; Kagawa, Welbeck; Rooney

Bayern Munich

  • Injured: Thiago Alcantara (knee)
  • Suspended: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Martinez, Alaba; Lahm, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Gotze, Ribery; Mandzukic