Form guide: The Reds have produced a somewhat mixed run of results recently. Two disappointing 3-0 home defeats at the hands of Liverpool and Manchester City overshadowed a month which otherwise featured wins over West Brom, Olympiacos and West Ham before Saturday’s impressive 4-1 victory over Aston Villa. This inconsistency has to an extent typified the campaign but David Moyes will be hoping for a strong end to the season and what better way to continue that than to beat the reigning European champions. Bayern, meanwhile, are in the midst of another memorable campaign. After scooping the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup, the Bavarian club tied up the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin last week. Their 24th title was secured with seven games left, ensuring their focus is well and truly fixed on Europe.
Ins and outs: United's 18 outfield players on show at the Aon Training Complex on Monday morning included recent absentees Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Antonio Valencia. However, both Rafael and Tom Cleverley missed the open session, giving credence to concerns they could join Juan Mata (cup-tied), Patrice Evra (suspended) and Robin van Persie (injured) on the sidelines. Bayern's influential midfielder Thiago Alcantara picked up an injury in the 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim at the weekend but Pep Guardiola otherwise has a fully-fit squad to pick from.