“2023/2024 UEFA Champions League is set to take place this midweek”, this is the time of the year where European club football fans are at their happiest as their favourite teams are embarking onto a journey to reach the peak of the most-watched club competition in the world: The UEFA Champions League. In the 2023/2024 edition, spectators will witness tight battles right from the beginning in the group stage since a handful of groups are each hosting two or more football powerhouses.
Apart from Group F that consists of Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan and Newcastle United, fights between Bayern Munich and Manchester United in Group A are also headlining the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League campaign. For this two-way German-English encounter, we at WCLiveStream have gathered five reasons why Bayern can outclass United with ease this time around. Let us now scroll down for these analyses:
Five Reasons Why Bayern Munich Will Beat Manchester United in the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League
1. Harry Kane
33-time German champions Bayern Munich are set to take on 13-time English Premier League winners in Matchday 1 of the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League, and the player to watch in this match is none other than Harry Kane, who played in English club football competitions for almost one and a half decade. Being one of Manchester United’s top targets in the newly concluded transfer window, Harry Kane will be eager to prove the Red Devils wrong for not upping their transfer plan to sign him and retain him in England last summer.
The England captain and former Tottenham Hotspur star striker has contributed four goals and an assist in five games for Bayern Munich thus far and certainly does not have the intention to put a halt to his brilliant start for his new club in the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League.
2. Manchester United’s Injury Woes
Allowing Brighton & Hove Albion to come to Old Trafford and break their 31-game unbeaten run at home are not Manchester United’s only issues in recent times, since they are also plagued by off-field issues with three right-wingers in Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho and Antony as well as a long list of injured players.
According to reliable sources, England right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka has recently been added to Manchester United’s extended numbers of unavailable players that include Luke Shaw, Kobbie Mainoo, Tyrell Malacia, Sofyan Amrabat, Mason Mount, Raphaël Varane, Amad Diallo, Thomas Heaton, Sancho and Antony. Without these important figures in Erik ten Hag’s travelling squad to face Bayern Munich in the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League opener, it would be pipedream for the Red Devils to even consider a draw in this match.
3. The Red Devils’ Poor Record Against the Bavarians
Although football fans are familiar with Manchester United‘s famous last-minute comeback against Bayern Munich in the 1998/1999 Final, the 20-time English winners’ all-time record against the German outfit is not favouring them in this 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League fixture. In the previous seven matches between the two clubs, the Bavarians have emerged as the winner four times and only lost once versus the Red Devils, meaning the home side will be going into this match as the clear favourite to collect all three points in their opening match of the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League.
4. Contradicting Club Forms
A head-to-head record is probably not an accurate way of predicting the outcome of the Bayern-United matchup in the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League, but Bayern Munich’s superior form in domestic competitions will put a lot of pressure on the visiting Manchester United. After succumbing to RB Leipzig in the DFL-Supercup Cup thanks to Dani Almo’s impressive hat-trick, Thomas Tuchel’s men have been invincible in the league, bagging three wins in four matches and remain one of the teams that have yet to taste any defeats in Europe’s top five leagues this season.
The same form cannot be said the same for England’s Manchester United, who currently sit at 13th position of the Premier League table with two wins and three losses in five games. To make matters worse, a Manchester United backline that has already conceded ten goals so far this season will come vulnerable against a team which averages 2.2 goals per game like Bayern Munich.
5. Thomas Tuchel Loves the UEFA Champions League Final
The 50-year-old replaced Julian Nagelsmann last season even though the younger German has led Bayern Munich to incredible runs both domestically and internationally. After a rocky start to his Bayern Munich coaching career, Tuchel has finally gotten hold of things in his return to German club football that saw his Bayern Munich side being ranked second in the Bundesliga 1 so far with only goal differences separating themselves from Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
Since Tuchel is known to be a great achiever in the competition as a manager (Back-to-back final appearances in 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, winning the trophy with Chelsea against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in 2021), he will have the expense of an incredible Bayern Munich squad to make it a third final appearance with three different clubs as a head coach in the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League.
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