David Moyes: Bayern is the Ultimate Test for Manchester United
Manchester United boss David Moyes is looking forward to the biggest game of his managerial career so far as Manchester United prepare to face Bayern Munich.
The Red Devils will face Bayern Munich on Tuesday at Old Trafford in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final, and ahead of the match, manager David Moyes shared his thoughts with reporters.
“It’s been a very good competition for us so far in my short time here,” Moyes told a press conference on Monday.
“I came into it very inexperienced in the Champions League but we’ve done well and now we’ve got the ultimate test in Bayern Munich.
“Bayern were a very good side last year and won the Champions League. They had a good team and have looked to add to that again this season. They have a new manager and we congratulate them on winning the Bundesliga.
“They are probably the side most people have looked to recently but we have to get a good result to take to Germany and we will try to do that.”
“I think the pressure is equally balanced because we want to win the game as much as they do. We go into the game knowing, on our day, we are as good a side as any. We have to show it more often but I have got great belief in the players.
“I get the feeling all the players want to play. In training, their attitude suggests they all want to play in the big games. Over the years that is what they have all wanted to do.”
Moyes will be without Patrice Evra who is suspended, while Rafael is doubtful for the tie due to injury.
But Moyes said he would “seriously consider” picking Shinji Kagawa in midfield after his man-of-the-match display against Villa.
“We have defensive issues, undoubtedly,” Moyes said. “But I won’t be giving out my team today, certainly not to Bayern or you either, as everybody is well aware we will have to make one or two changes.”
Manchester United are out of all domestic competitions and the Champions League remains their only hope of winning silverware this season.