How to follow Bayern Munich v United

Monday 18 September 2023 10:59

Manchester United's 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group-stage campaign begins on Wednesday, as Erik ten Hag's side travel to Germany to face reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

The Reds will be bidding to bounce back following Saturday's 3-1 home defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion, with a special night of European action expected at the Allianz Arena.

After sealing a return to Europe's elite domestic competition through our third-placed finish in the Premier League last season, Ten Hag will achieve another milestone by overseeing our endeavours in the Champions League for the first time since being appointed last summer.

Scroll down for all the information you need ahead of the game in Bavaria...

Who could return against Bayern Munich?


The boss was asked about the fitness of the squad, ahead of the start of our Champions League campaign.


Our clash with Thomas Tuchel's side will be shown live on TNT Sports 2, with coverage set to begin at 19:00 BST. Kick off in Germany is set for 20:00 BST.

MUTV’s Match Day Live show starts at 18:55 BST and will feature exclusive insight and build-up from our dedicated pundits ahead of the clash., MUTV and the United App will provide you with live radio and text commentary throughout proceedings too, with reaction and analysis to follow.


Two-minute highlights of the game will be published at midnight following the game, with 90 in 20 and Full 90 versions available to follow 24 hours later.


Erik told journalists following our defeat against the Seagulls on Saturday that one player could be ready to return from injury in midweek, although his identity is yet to be determined.

Sofyan Amrabat, Mason Mount and Raphael Varane all missed out in M16, as did long-term absentees Amad, Kobbie Mainoo, Tyrell Malacia and Luke Shaw. Antony and Jadon Sancho are unavailable.

The former three seem to be the closest to returning, but we await further details from the boss when he gives his pre-match press conference from Germany on Tuesday.

As for the hosts, experienced goalkeeper Manuel Neuer remains out of action following a leg break he sustained last December. New signing Raphael Guerreiro is back in training after a muscular injury, while Kingsley Coman missed Friday's meeting with Bayer Leverkusen for similar reasons.

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The Reds have faced Bayern Munich 11 times in our history, winning on two occasions, drawing five times and losing four. Our last meeting came back in 2014 under then-manager David Moyes, as United lost 3-1 at Allianz Arena, thanks to goals from Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben.

Most fans will of course remember our 1999 Champions League success against Wednesday's opponents, with Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer both scoring in injury time to complete our famous Treble that same year.

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Champions League final: Bayern Munich v United

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Bayern's ranks have, of course, been boosted by the arrival of England captain Harry Kane this summer, who ended his long-term association with Tottenham to join the German giants.

Tuchel's side drew 2-2 with Bayer Leverkusen on Friday evening, with Kane and Leon Goretzka both on the scoresheet. Exequiel Palacios scored a penalty in injury-time to ensure the points were shared, ending Bayern's 100 per cent start to the campaign.

The Bavarians are currently second in the Bundesliga after four games played, with Leverkusen top on goal difference.

Former Chelsea youngster Jamal Musiala is also one to watch, having just returned from injury last week. The 20-year-old's creativity in midfield is something United will have to keep a close eye on, with the midfielder scoring 16 goals and assisting the same number in all competitions last season.

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With matchday one in full flow across Europe later this week, three other English sides are also in action. Here are all the fixtures taking place across Tuesday and Wednesday evenings...


AC Milan v Newcastle (17:45 BST)
Young Boys v RB Leipzig (17:45 BST)
Barcelona v Antwerp
Feyenoord v Celtic
Lazio v Atletico Madrid
Man City v Red Star 
PSG v Borussia Dortmund
Shakhtar Donetsk v Porto


Galatasaray v FC Copenhagen (17:45 BST)
Real Madrid v Union Berlin (17:45 BST)
Arsenal v PSV
Bayern v UNITED
Benfica v RB Salzburg
Braga v Napoli
Real Sociedad v Internazionale
Sevilla v Lens

All kick-offs 20:00 BST unless stated.