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Jamie Redknapp insists Manchester United can overcome Bayern Munich in the second leg Champions League quarterfinal clash if they make their opponents nervous.

The Red Devils managed to hold the reigning German and European champions to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening in the first leg. United captain Nemanja Vidic opened the scoring with a header from a corner in the second-half only for the lead to be cancelled out by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Redknapp believes that David Moyes' side are still capable of pulling off an upset in Germany and wants them to draw inspiration from their Premier League rivals Manchester City and Arsenal.

Earlier this season, Manuel Pellegrini's side registered a 3-2 victory at the Allianz Arena during the Group Stage of the European Competition while the Gunners managed a 1-1 draw in the Round-of-16 second leg clash.

"It was just a shame United couldn't keep a clean sheet to take into the second leg. What a second leg we have in store. I felt Bayern would have too much but United showed tremendous spirit and application to stay in this tie," Redknapp told the Daily Mail.

"Arsenal and Man City have proved this season you can go to Munich and get a result, and Chelsea broke German hearts in the 2012 Champions League final. If United can make Bayern nervous, they have a chance."

Pep Guardiola's side and the English Champions are set to take the centre-stage once again when they meet at the Allianz Arena next Wednesday. Redknapp believes both sides will be resting their key players in the domestic fixtures over the weekend given the magnitude of the second leg clash.

"There will be some tired legs on both sides and don't expect to see many of the same players feature at the weekend. They will be rested because next week is now like a cup final," the 40-year-old added.

The former Liverpool midfielder was also critical of striker Danny Welbeck, who missed a glorious opportunity in the first half when he was one-on-one with Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

"Welbeck is a great instinctive finisher, but when he has time to think in front of goal he lacks the necessary composure," Redknapp concluded.