Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata says the Red Devils will use veteran Ryan Giggs’ knowledge and experience to boost their chances of beating holders Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The Spain international cannot play for David Moyes’ side in Europe’s biggest club competition this term because he is cup-tied, and he admits the Bavarian giants are favourites to progress to the last four.
However, Giggs was part of the famous treble-winning side which saw off Bayern in the 1999 final and the 40-year-old is still a player-coach at Old Trafford, meaning players are free to tap him for vital information. In his blog for Grada360. com, Mata said: “We have been drawn against Bayern Munich, which brings great memories here of the Champions won in Barcelona in 1999. “We will have to ask Ryan Giggs about that game and what we can do to beat them! It’s going to be very tough, they are having an amazing streak in the Bundesliga and play very good football. “They are a fantastic team and the favourites to win the title, but we will try to beat them and reach the semi-finals. ”Watch Manchester United v Manchester City Tuesday night.