After being demolished 3-1 by Brighton at Old Trafford at the weekend, the trip to face Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League could not have come at a worse time for Manchester United.
With manager Erik ten Hag under increasing pressure to deliver, it has been a poor start to the season for United overall as they have endured their worst Premier League start in years, but a return to European competition could be a welcome distraction.
That means Bayern have made a good start in the Bundesliga, sitting alongside Bayer Leverkusen at the top after four games. They drew 2-2 with Bayer last time out, but had won three league games before that latest result as they chased another German top-flight title.
A major part of their success this campaign has come in the form of new striker Harry Kane, who has made his mark by scoring four goals in the Bavarians’ four league games so far and will be keen to add to that on his UEFA Champions League debut. for the club.
Bayern Munich vs Man United lineups and team news
The big team news for Bayern will focus on Harry Kane’s Champions League debut for the club with the England star already netting four goals since joining from Tottenham in August.
Thomas Tuchel could tweak his starting line up for this clash with Matthijs de Ligt coming into defence to allow for a more attacking set up for the hosts.
Bayern Munich lineup (3-4-3):
Ulreich (GK) — de Ligt, Kim, Upamecano — Laimer, Kimmich, Goretzka, Davies — Sane, Kane, Gnabry
Ten Hag’s injury list continues to grow with defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka the latest player to be ruled out of this game. Alongside a host of injuries, Jadon Sancho is not currently involved with the United first team with Antony taking a leave of absence.
Man United lineup (4-2-3-1):
Onana (GK) — Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Reguilon — Casemiro, McTominay — Garnacho, Fenandes, Rashford— Hojlund