So the burning is what will happen in the big game tonight? With such a delicately poised tie and so many variables to consider, the fact is that we really haven’t got a scooby. It’s impossible to call.
What we do know is that football at the highest level is all about moments. Critical moments which define football matches.
Last season Nani was sent off in the moment which symbolised Manchester United’s Champions League fate.
The freeze frame image from the last match in The Champions between these two giants was of Brazilian Rafael Da Silva getting his marching orders – with Manchester United winning 3-1 at that point the game then swung interminably towards Bayern.
So what will the critical moment look like tonight?
Well, if Bayern get off to a quick start, Manchester United could be playing catch up from the off – that would not be good. But if Manchester United can score the first goal they will be in control of the tie. They can sit back and try to keep it tight. But even if they do then concede they are still very much alive. So a Manchester United lead would obviously be sensational.
Our main concern about Manchester United this season has been that they exercise too much caution – especially in big games. David Moyes’s side is a reactive rather than proactive incarnation but Manchester United have traditionally been such a front foot team.
We really feel that now is the time for him to make a statement of intent with a really bold formation and strategy. Catch Bayern cold with a quick start and the perfect high scoring draw could be on.
Manchester United fans – should Moyes go for it or defend and hope to nick a goal?
Prediction – My best mate reckons it’s going to be 2-2
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