Bayern Munich vs Manchester United H2H: Harry Kane goes up against Old Foe

Bayern Munich and Manchester United have played out several memorable Champions League games over the years. The two giants of European football get ready to face each other for the first time since 2014. The game also marks the first meeting between the two clubs in the group stages since the 1998-99 season.

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Bayern Munich vs Manchester United H2H Record

Bayern Munich and Manchester United have met each other on 11 occasions since the first meeting in the 1998-99 season.

  • Bayern Munich wins: 4
  • Draws: 5
  • Manchester United wins: 2

Bayern Munich have come out on top on the majority of occasions. The German club’s achievements in the head-to-head records are significantly boosted by the recent successes against Manchester United. Since the turn of the century, Bayern have suffered just one defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Last time out…

The last time Manchester United went up against Bayern Munich saw a completely different landscape with David Moyes in the United dugout and Pep Guardiola in the Bayern hot seat. United were the big underdogs for this game but they took the lead through Patrice Evra. However, a dominant Bayern team came up with a comfortable win thanks to goals from Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Muller, and Arjen Robben.

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Bayern Munich vs Manchester United H2H: Potential MVP

Harry Kane has been in exceptional form since his £100 million move to Bayern Munich. The England international has been able to grab four goals in as many appearances for the German outfit. He was on the scoresheet in the 2-2 draw with Bayer Leverkusen during the weekend.

Harry Kane has faced United on numerous occasions during his time at Tottenham. Surprisingly, the 30-year-old does not have an exceptional record against the Red Devils.

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Kane has only managed five goals in 19 matches against United – a record deal in comparison with his efforts against other teams like Leicester (20 goals) and Arsenal (14 goals).

United will clearly identify Harry Kane as a big threat for the German outfit, but they cannot afford to stay marked on the England international alone. Since Kane possesses a variety of threats, he can end up transforming the match on his own.

Bayern Munich: Players in focus

Harry Kane – Keen to overcome past struggles

Harry Kane does not have an exceptional record against United with only five goals in 19 matches. The England international has scored only once in his last six league matches against United. Yet, his recent form has been exceptional with five goals in his last six games for club and country.

Leroy Sane – Looking to build on his record against the Red Devils

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Leroy Sane does not have a particularly great record against Manchester United. Despite having faced the Red Devils on seven occasions, the 27-year-old has had only one goal and an assist. Sane did score in his last game against United.

Leon Goretzka

Leon Goretzka has been a powerhouse in the middle of the park for the Bayern. After having made an average of 1.3 tackles and 1.8 interceptions per match, the contributions of the 28-year-old have been immense in terms of breaking up opponents’ play.

Manchester United: Players in focus

Bruno Fernandes – The driving force behind the Red Devils

Bruno Fernandes has come up with just one goal and one assist in his five Premier League appearances this season. He has not scored or assisted a goal in the last two games for Manchester United. Still, his creative influence will be the big hope for United.

Marcus Rashford – A big threat on the counters

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Marcus Rashford has not scored in three consecutive games for club and country. However, his goal against Arsenal was a stark reminder of his quality. Rashford has been United’s best player in the last three matches.

Christian Eriksen – Proving his class

Christian Eriksen has been able to force his way back into the United first team in impressive fashion. He has two goals and three assists in his last three games for United.

Final Prediction

Bayern Munich have been in fantastic form as Thomas Tuchel tries to get the club to Champions League success once again. Manchester United are in a spot of bother following consecutive losses. The Red Devils have also struggled in recent meetings with Bayern Munich. Bayern will be able to capitalise on United’s horrendous away form to get a crucial victory in the first group match.