Sir Alex knows only a win will suffice against an in-form Bayern Munich side tonight. What would you do if you were in his shoes? These Talking Reds users have some ideas...
I favour a 4-4-2 with Berbatov and Rooney or Macheda upfront. Nani, Fletcher, Carrick and Valencia in midfield. I am confident that those four can do the job in the middle. We need to understand the urgency of the situation so an early goal (within the first 20 minutes) is a must.
Posted by: ManilaForUnited
I think it’s not good to bring Macheda into the first team. He’s too young to play in the starting XI of a Champions League master clash. In the Chelsea match Nani should have started. I think there will be some goals for us. I hope the starting XI is as follows: van der Sar; Rafael, Rio, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Fletcher, Scholes, Giggs, Nani; Berbatov. And if no goals are scored before 60 minutes we should bring on Macheda for Valencia and Carrick for Scholes. The 4-5-1 formation has become United’s favourite so we need to trust it.
Posted by: Shade Blow
I feel Park is perfect to play behind Macheda but since Macheda has been largely untested [at this level] I think it’s best to play the more experienced Berbatov, who could spring some surprises and create goals. Nani has been improving but in a big match like this it’s best to rely on Giggs. I wouldn't want us to field Rooney because I don't want us to risk aggravating his injury.
Posted by: Wallyballs2008VS
I'm hoping John O'Shea is fit. He'll be able to cover Ribery with his experience and I hope we go for the attack with Valencia and Nani both playing and Macheda supporting Berbatov. If we play a bit better than our second half against Chelsea we should be fine. The goal is to take the game to Bayern and use our home advantage.
Posted by: kvu
Replace Giggs and Scholes from the weekend and put in Carrick and Nani, who was effective straight away against Chelsea. Valencia will need to work