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These two sides have had some huge battles over the years, and some highly memorable matches. Not least the 1999 Champions League Final, where Manchester United famously scored two injury time goals to snatch the trophy from the grasp of the Germans’ hands.
But this team is a million miles away from that team. Sir Alex Ferguson ran the club with an iron first. On the field he had genuine top class performers such as Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Denis Irwin, David Beckham, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole (although Keane and Scholes famously missed the final via suspension). They even had players such as Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the bench.
Compare that to now. Raphael Varane, Casemiro and Marcus Rashford are the only ones who might come close to getting into that team.
Why is the question? Gary Neville and many fans point the finger at the Glazers. Yet United have the biggest net spend in the world over the last ten years, at nearly £1.2B. The second highest are Chelsea at £885M. Even PSG backed by the Qatari oil money have a net spend of £335M less than the (£865M). Man City, who, according to some, just buy titles, have a net spend of £733.8M in the same time period. So fans and pundits can hardly accuse the Glazers of not backing the managers.
Put simply, the managers and the players are failing the club and its fans. Yes, fingers can be pointed at the owners in terms of who they actually appoint as manager, but even then, that’s a little harsh.
David Moyes was “The Chosen One” – chosen by Fergie himself as his replacement. Louis van Gaal came next, and Jose Mourinho after that. Two genuinely top managers who have done it all.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in as caretaker, and the fans basically demanded he be installed permanently. The owners can hardly be blamed for those four failing.
Ralf Rangnick, though, was a bizarre and disastrous appointment. Erik Ten Hag, thus far, has been no better, either.
But regardless of who is at fault, Manchester United are an absolute shambles over the last few years. Brilliant for rival fans, heart-breaking for loyal United fans.
And I’ve not even touched on the farcical Ronaldo debacle, the Mason Greenwood case, the form of Harry Maguire and now the latest, the allegations against Antony.
They head into their opening Champions League fixture on the back of a 3-1 home defeat against Brighton. Where even United reject Danny Welbeck scored. That’s how bad it has got.
Injuries wise, Luke Shaw is definitely out for Man Utd. Raphael Varane and Mason Mount may also miss out, meaning they will be even weaker. Manuel Neuer, Raphael Guerreiro and Kingsley Coman will all miss out for Bayern.
Bayern Munich will be formidable opposition as always and United will do very well to get anything out of the game.
Bayern Munich 4/7 (Ladbrokes)
Draw 7/2 (Bet365)
Man Utd 24/5 (Coral)
(Please note all odds are correct at time of article publishing)
The very last thing United need right now is a reminder of what could have been. Harry Kane has got 4 goals in 4 Bundesliga games so far since his summer move from Tottenham, and he will be hoping to show United what they are missing. Why they didn’t just go all out to sign him this summer is a mystery to everyone, and just shows how bad their transfer activity has been since Sir Alex retired. He should have been their number one priority this summer and I think he will make them pay on Wednesday.
Harry Kane 16/5 (BetFred)
Jamal Musial 7/1 (BetFred)
Thomas Muller 15/2 (BetFred)
Marcus Rashford 8/1 (Coral)
Bruno Fernandes 12/1 (Bet365)
It’s key to look out for not only better odds where you can, but also special offers. BetFred select several matches a week for their “Double Delight and Hatrick-Heaven” odds boost. This game is one of them. If you pick a player to score first and he does, and then later goes on to score again, you will get double the odds. If he scores a hat-trick, you will get triple the odds. So, when placing a first goalscorer bet, always check with BetFred first to see if they are offering the boost on that specific match.
If you fancy Bayern Munich to win – which we strongly do – the “Match Winner” market doesn’t offer much value. However, if you think Bayern will win by two ore more goals you can get 27/20 at Coral for Bayern Munich -1. If you think Bayern will really batter them, you could even go Bayern -2 at 10/3 with Bet365 or even Bayern Munich -3 at 8/1 with Coral.
Another interesting market nowadays is always Bet Builders where you can bet on all kinds of things, such as who will win, who will score, who will get carded, how many corners and freekicks each team will get and lots more. I always find Bet365 have the best variety of markets.
For this one though, I want to keep it simple. Bayern Munich to win and Harry Kane to score is 13/10 with Bet365 and I think that is a great bet.
Bayern Munich -1 (handicap betting) 27/20 (Coral)
Harry Kane to score first 16/5 (BetFred) Remember to bet with BetFred for the chance of a price boost
Bayern Munich to win and Harry Kane to score any time (Bet Builder) 13/10 with Bet365