Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel and Bavarian center forward Harry Kane were wary on Tuesday at a press conference, before facing Manchester United, sluggish at the start of the season, on Wednesday (9:00 p.m.) in the Champions League .
“I know that the start of the season from an accounting point of view is not satisfactory for them. But if we make the effort to analyze their last match in more depth, we see 20 very good minutes, they could have led by one or two goals against Brighton,” underlined Thomas Tuchel, in the auditorium of the 'Allianz Arena.
Manchester United is doing poorly and lost three times in the first five days of the Premier League, on the pitches of Arsenal (3-1) and Tottenham (2-0) and at home against Brighton (3-1). ).
“That doesn't say much about them, because in a match you're never sure of a result against ManUnited. Even when we think we have the match under control, it’s the most dangerous moment,” noted Tuchel, who is wary of the transition game of the Red Devils, played by Bruno Fernandez, Marcus Rashford or Marcus Hojlund.
The Mancunian defense suffered from the absence of many players, with Raphaël Varane notably absent from the squad to travel to Munich, as was Harry Maguire. “United have been through a difficult time, but they can be dangerous looking for a strong response. We have to be careful, we are at home, we will want to dictate the game and play the way we want,” said Harry Kane, star recruit of the summer at Bayern and already author of four goals in the Bundesliga.
Bayern, who share the lead in the German championship with Bayer Leverkusen with three wins and a draw, have won their last thirteen matches in the group stage of the Champions League. And he is undefeated at this stage of the competition since a defeat against Paris SG on December 5, 2017 at the Parc des Princes. Winners for the sixth time in the C1 in 2020, the Munich residents however stopped in the quarter-finals in 2021 (against PSG), in 2022 (against Villarreal) and in 2023 against Manchester City.