Manchester United can take confidence from Bayern Munich’s recent slump in form, winning none of their last three games in all competitions. Bayern surrendered their 53-game unbeaten run in the Premier League at Augsburg on Saturday following draws against Hoffenheim, which the Bavarians had led 3-1, and the 1-1 draw at Man United in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Since Bayern won the Bundesliga on 25 March with a 3-1 win at Hertha Berlin, boss Pep Guardiola has opted to rotate his squad with the Champions League in mind and, although they hold the slight advantage of an away goal against David Moyes’ side, they will know that the pressure will be firmly on them to complete the job. In contrast, Man United have won and scored four goal in each game either side of their first leg draw with Bayern, beating Aston Villa 4-1 at Old Trafford before an even more impressive 4-0 win at Newcastle United on Saturday.
Bayern will also be without Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was sent off for two bookable fouls against Man United, and Javi Martinez, who received a yellow card having come into the tie on a yellow.