Preview of the United’s game vs Bayern
Christopher Simpson of the Bleacher Report previews today's friendly clash against Bundesliga champions
- Man United take on Bayern Munich in our final pre-season friendly at 20:15 p.m. CEST/2:15 p.m. ET at the Allianz Arena
"It's fair to say United's time in the USA was a tumultuous one. With many of their players on holiday or absent through injury, much of their time there was spent with a depleted squad, and they suffered a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of bitter rivals, Liverpool. They managed to end the tour on a positive note, however, as they beat Real Madrid 2-1 in their final match in the United States."
Football writer Liam Canning was impressed with their display against Los Blancos:
That’s more like it from Manchester United. Attacking, fast-paced football. Well executed.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 1, 2018
ESPN's Rob Dawson was also positive about the result and singled out Alexis Sanchez for praise:
A welcome win for United to end the tour. Further ahead in their preparations than Real Madrid, but still scored two nice goals and deserved to win. Sanchez showing again he could be United’s key man this season.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) August 1, 2018
"The Chilean's form will have a huge impact on the Red Devils' success next season, so it bodes well for them that he is enjoying a strong pre-season. He'll be similarly key against Bayern, where he'll look to hone his sharpness further before the competitive fixtures begin.
"Bayern's results have not always gone to plan so far this pre-season. After an encouraging 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in their opening ICC match, they then lost 2-0 and 3-2 to Juventus and Manchester City, respectively."
Thomas Muller is relishing the prospect of taking on the Red Devils, though:
"Indeed, it will be a useful test of where the Bundesliga champions are at ahead of the new campaign. Given the promising shape, Sanchez seems to be in, United may have the edge here, though Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho will also be looking for a more defensively solid performance than his side have produced of late."
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