Manchester United have endured a difficult start to the new season, which has been largely unexpected following their primarily successful campaign last time out which resulted in a top four finish, a Carabao Cup trophy and an FA Cup final.
Erik ten Hag, in just his second season in charge at Old Trafford, has seen his side lose three of their last four matches in the Premier League and has had the start of their season marred by off-the-field controversies.
The Red Devils find themselves down in 13th place following their 3-1 home defeat by Brighton on Saturday afternoon, and a trip to the home of the German champions to kick off their Champions League campaign won’t place many United fans with much hope.
The Manchester side have lost both of their away fixtures so far this season, and a trip to Munich isn’t the ideal fixture to attempt to put that run right.
Bayern Munich dropped their first points of the Bundesliga season on Friday night, as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Bayer Leverkusen, who currently sit top of the league table, though only goal difference separates themselves from Bayern.
Thomas Tuchel’s side had kicked off the league campaign with three consecutive wins over Werder Bremen, Augsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach, with new signing Harry Kane top scoring for the side with four goals from as many appearances.
The six-time champions of Europe are one of the favourites to win this season’s Champions League, having finally found a replacement for their goal machine Robert Lewandowski in the form of the England captain.
Ten Hag and Tuchel have never before managed against each other on the touchline, though the Dutchman is unbeaten in his two prior matches against Bayern, drawing them both, while Tuchel has two wins and two losses across his seven matches up against United.
Bayern Munich knocked United out of the Champions League at the quarter final stage the last time the two sides met, triumphing 4-2 over both legs back in 2014.
Man United have only won one of the eight games they’ve played against the German side this century.
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