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MANCHESTER UNITED host Bayern Munich in a must-win Champions League match – but three points might still not be enough.

Erik ten Hag’s men currently find themselves rock bottom of Group A after failing to hold out against Galatasaray last time out.

United got embarrassed by Bournemouth at Old Trafford.
Harry Kane’s trophy hunt took a huge dent on Saturday.
But United can dramatically climb above Copenhagen and Galatasaray with a victory should their group rivals draw in the other fixture.

However, should there be a winner between Copenhagen and Galatasaray, they would progress with Bayern.

Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel could have been expected to rest several players having already booked a last-16 spot.

But he has demanded the Bavarians bounce back from their 5-1 Eintracht Frankfurt drubbing at the weekend and could play a very strong team.

When is Man Utd vs Bayern Munich?
Manchester United’s thrilling Champions League match against Bayern Munich will take place on Tuesday, December 12.
It is scheduled to get underway at 8pm GMT.
Old Trafford is the allocated arena for this huge encounter and it can host approximately 74,310 roaring fans.
Bayern ran out 4-3 winners when the two sides met in a dramatic reverse fixture.

What is the team news?
The one positive Erik ten Hag would have taken from their recent crushing defeat to Bournemouth is not having any fresh injury concerns.

In addition to that, Casemiro is back on the grass which is a huge boost for the United gaffer.

Casemiro is close to a return to action.

However, the quartet of Lisandro Martinez (foot), Tyrell Malacia (knee), Christian Eriksen (knee) and Amad Diallo (knee) will all miss out.

Elsewhere, Thomas Tuchel received a double blow on Saturday as he witnessed his side being thrashed along with losing Serge Gnabry long-term due to a “major strain”.

And the German superstar will sit on the sidelines with Matthijs de Ligt (knee), Bouna Sarr (knee), Gabriel Marusic (knee) and Tarek Buchmann (hamstring).

What is their form like?
Man Utd’s Champions League form has been underwhelming to say the least.

The Red Devils currently have just four points from five games in Group A, leaving them bottom.

Man Utd suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.
Bayern Munich suffered a 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Meanwhile, they are also struggling in the Premier League.

Ten Hag’s side suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday.

They are now sixth in the league, six points adrift of the top four.

On the other hand, Bayern Munich are second in the Bundesliga.

They suffered a shock 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday and subsequently failed to close the gap on title rivals Bayer Leverkusen.

However, the German giants have already qualified for the Champions League knockout stages as group winners.

Ones to watch
Man Utd have endured a rocky few weeks, but Harry Maguire has been one of their most consistent players throughout.

The defender impressed so much in November that he was named the Premier League’s Player of the Month.

Maguire also scored a crucial goal for the Red Devils in their home clash with Copenhagen earlier in the season.

Harry Maguire has been one of United’s better players in recent months.

Harry Kane has already scored 18 Bundesliga goals this season.
As for Bayern Munich, Harry Kane is certainly the star man.

In 19 appearances for his new club, the former Tottenham striker has scored 22 goals and provided seven assists.

Tuesday’s match will mark the first time he plays on English soil with Bayern.

What has been said?
Tuchel has revealed that Kane is desperate to dump Man Utd out of the Champions League.

The Bayern boss said: “Yes, for him 100 per cent. He is a winner — he is a champion.

Thomas Tuchel has revealed that Kane is eager to beat Man Utd.
“It’s nice to go back to England and to Old Trafford. Harry will love it I think and is looking forward to it.

“Harry is a top pro and a fantastic guy who has adjusted very well to life in Germany.”

 

 

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