United must score in Munich. That’s the message from Sir Alex ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg in the Allianz Arena.
“Scoring away from home gives you a big advantage,” the Reds boss told reporters at Monday's pre-match press conference.
“We must try to do that. When I came here with Aberdeen in ‘83 we drew 0-0 and everybody was delighted, apart from me. I just sensed the danger. Although we managed to go through, Bayern scored twice on our ground. So scoring [on Tuesday] is going to be important.”
Performing well away from home hasn’t been a problem in recent years. Indeed, it’s been almost three years and 16 games since Sir Alex’s men last lost on their European travels.
“Our record has been fantastic,” the boss conceded. “It’s an indication of the team’s maturity and their understanding of how to play in Europe.
“We’ve had some big challenges in those 16 games. A few years ago addressed the weaknesses in our game away from home and accepted that challenge.”
The manager has every reason to feel confident, but dismissed the notion that the Reds were overwhelming favourites to win the tie.