Manchester United vs Bayern Munich last five H2Hs: Reds searching for more 1999 magic

Man Utd welcome Bayern Munich to Old Trafford on Tuesday 12 December in a must-win fixture for the Reds Devils if they are to have any chance of progressing through to the UCL round of 16. Unfortunately for United, the Manchester United vs Bayern Munich last five H2Hs and the form guide suggest a win is very much out of the equation on Tuesday.

Manchester United vs Bayern Munich last five H2Hs
Will there be more goals between Man Utd and Bayern? – Photo by Icon sport

Manchester United vs Bayern Munich H2H record

The Manchester United vs Bayern Munich rivalry perhaps isn't as deep-rooted as you might imagine considering they are two of the biggest football clubs on the planet. It wasn't until 1998/99 that the two clubs faced off for the first time with the pair being put together in the same European Cup group. Bayern have a superior record over United while draws are also relatively common in this fixture.

  • Manchester United Wins: 2
  • Draws: 5
  • Bayern Munich Wins: 5

The most famous Manchester United vs Bayern Munich H2H is without doubt the 1999 Champions League final. Bayern led 1-0 through a Mario Basler free-kick and dominated the entire match. However, in stoppage time, United scored two quick goals in three minutes courtesy of Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to win their second European Cup.

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Casemiro is back in training ahead of the match against Bayern – Photo by Icon sport

Manchester United vs Bayern Munich last five H2Hs

Bayern Munich 2-1 Manchester United – 30th March 2010

Man Utd went to Munich in March 2020 for the first leg of a Champions League quarter-final. The Red Devils were chasing a third consecutive Champions League final appearance and got off to a great start at the Allianz Arena when Wayne Rooney nodded home in the 2nd minute. Bayern turned the game around thanks to late goals from Frank Ribery and Ivica Olic but the biggest blow was the sight of Rooney hobbling off the pitch at full time.

Manchester United 3-2 Bayern Munich – 7th April 2010

Against all odds, Wayne Rooney was passed fit to play in the return leg in Manchester a week later and his presence helped United to a phenomenal start at Old Trafford. The Reds were 3-0 up after 40 minutes and were well on their way to the semi-final before an Olic goal against the run of play and a Rafael red card shifted the mood in Manchester. Arjen Robben scored a stunning volley in the 74th minute to send Bayern through to the semis on away goals.

Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich – 1st April 2014

David Moyes' Manchester United faced Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals in April 2014. Bayern were the far superior outfit and had 74% of the ball at Old Trafford but that didn't stop the Reds from taking the lead via Nemanja Vidic in the first. Schweinsteiger levelled the scores to give Bayern an away goal heading back to Munich.

Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United – 9th April 2015

It was a similar story in Munich in terms of Bayern domination but it was once against Man Utd who took the lead, this time through a rocket from Patrice Evra. The ultimate snatch-and-grab was on but only for two minutes as Mario Manduzikic levelled the scores quickly. Bayern then went up a gear and ran out 3-1 winners to safely secure their place in the Champions League semi-finals.

Bayern Munich 4-3 Manchester United – 20th September 2023

The most recent Manchester United vs Bayern Munich H2H was a seven-goal thriller in September 2023. The match had goalkeeping errors, stunning finishes and penalties with Bayern ultimately coming out on top 4-3. The game set the German side up for a strong group-stage campaign while United have continued to leak goals throughout.

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The score ended 4-3 to Bayern last time out – Photo by Icon sport

Potential MVP – Harry Kane

Harry Kane has taken to the Bundesliga in a similar way to how Erling Haaland took to the Premier League last season. The England striker is leading the Golden Boot race in Germany with 18 goals in 13 appearances while he has also found the back of the net four times in five Champions League appearances for Thomas Tuchel's side.

Kane has a decent record against Man Utd with six goals and three assists against them. Given the fragility of the current United side, you would be foolish to bet against him adding to those tallies on Tuesday night.

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Can Harry Kane score another goal against Man Utd? – Photo by Icon sport

Key trend

Comebacks! Both clubs have enjoyed famous comeback victories against each other, from United's historic 2-1 win the Champions League final to Bayern's 3-1 win in Munich in the 2014 Champions League quarter-final second leg. Whether another comeback is on the cards here remains to be seen, but expect plenty of goals either way. We are going for a Bayern win with over 3.5 goals scored.

For more tips, check out our in-depth Man Utd vs Bayern prediction.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.