How to watch and follow United v Bayern

Sunday 10 December 2023 12:09

Manchester United return to Old Trafford for the third time in under a week on Tuesday, this time welcoming Bayern Munich to M16 in the final round of UEFA Champions League group-stage fixtures.

Following a deserved victory against Chelsea at the Theatre of Dreams last week, the Reds will be looking to set the record straight once more on home turf after falling to a disappointing defeat to Bournemouth last time out.

Our fate in Europe's primary competition now rests in the hands of others, as a win at Old Trafford and a draw between Copenhagen and Galatasaray is the only combination of results that will see us advance into the knockout rounds.

With that in mind, read our comprehensive guide packed with all the key information you need to follow the Reds in a crucial midweek clash...

What United need on matchday six


The Champions League permutations are clear for the Reds ahead of Tuesday's fixtures.


The Reds' game against the German side is scheduled for a 20:00 GMT kick-off in Manchester and will be broadcast in the UK by TNT Sports for those who subscribe. Alternatively, you can listen to our live radio commentary via, MUTV or in the United App, where you'll also find all our pre-match content, team news, updates and post-match reaction.

Our Match Day Live programme is set to commence at 18:55 GMT, bringing exclusive match coverage from our expert pundits as we build-up to an important clash under the lights at Old Trafford. 

Short match highlights will be published at midnight following the game, with our 90 in 20 and Full 90 versions set to be published 24 hours later.



Club photographers snapped Amad back in first-team training last week following the 21-year-old's absence from the squad as he picked up a knee injury during the Reds pre-season tour. The Ivorian did not make the final squad for the Bournemouth game last Saturday, but the return to full training suggests he may be available for selection soon.

Defender Raphael Varane made a return to the bench at the weekend, following his absence from the match day line-up last week against Chelsea with a sore back. Fellow centre-back Victor Lindelof was absent from the squad with a knock.

Rasmus Hojlund started on the bench for United last time out against the Cherries, with manager Erik ten Hag telling MUTV pre-match: "He has played a lot of games and there are [still] many games to play as well."

The game may come too soon for the forward's countryman Christian Eriksen and the latter's fellow midfielder Mason Mount, but the boss is set to sit down with the media ahead of the clash where further updates could be given. Ten Hag has previously confirmed that Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez are not expected back before Christmas. 

Bayern will definitely be without Serge Gnabry (groin) and Bouna Sarr (knee) for the bout at Old Trafford. Matthijs de Ligt (knee) and Jamal Musiala (muscle) have been among those in the treatment room recently, although the latter was able to return to action on Saturday.

How Bayern prepared for United away


The German champions fell to a shock defeat on Saturday.


The Reds have already faced Bayern once in Group A, meeting back in September in the first round of Champions League fixtures this season. 

It was an eventful game away at the Allianz Arena, ending 4-3 to our hosts on the night. The scoreline sat at 3-1 for the majority of the second half following former Spurs forward Harry Kane netting a penalty for his new club, before a late flurry of goals saw Casemiro grab a late double punctuated by a injury-time goal for the German side by young forward Mathys Tel.

In a game that felt like a missed opportunity in the end, there was one positive to bring back to England as Rasmus Hojlund netted his first United goal moments after the interval, feeding off a pass from Marcus Rashford and poking home a finish into the far corner.

The Danish international has been in electric form in the Champions League, sitting joint first with Erling Haaland and Alvaro Morata in the goalscoring chart. Fans will be hoping that he carries this form through to the final group-stage game on Tuesday to assist with a much-needed victory at Old Trafford.

Highlights: Bayern Munich v United Video

Highlights: Bayern Munich v United

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On the final group-stage matchday there are fixtures scheduled across Europe, with much still to be decided in a number of groups. Here are all the games taking place throughout Tuesday and Wednesday evening:


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


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

All kick-offs 20:00 GMT unless stated otherwise.