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Manchester United vs Bayern Munich live score and goal updates as Varane starts in Champions League

Man United take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday and we’ll bring you live updates from the game.




UPDATED19:51, 12 DEC 2023

Old Trafford

United play Bayern tonight.(Image: 2022 Getty Images)

Manchester United must beat Bayern Munich to have any hope of remaining in the Champions League and even then, it might not be enough.



United are rooted to the bottom of Group A after three defeats in five matches. They know they must defeat table-toppers Bayern and hope Copenhagen and Galatasaray draw in the other match.



The Reds’ only win in the group came against Copenhagen at Old Trafford in October and Andre Onana made a superb penalty save in stoppage time to deny the Danish champions a late equaliser.


In terms of team news, Raphael Varane makes a surprise start in defence after struggling for minutes recently.


Victor Lindelof misses out after he came off at halftime in the win against Chelsea last week and was unavailable for the 3-0 home humbling by Bournemouth. Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford both missed training on Monday due to illness and are also missing from the squad.


Follow below for live updates from Old Trafford.



Ten Hag gives update on Rashford, Martial and Varane


Latest on Rashford and Martial




United squad members confirmed



10 minutes until kick-off

We’re almost set at Old Trafford.



The final touches

Not long until kick-off now.



Questions mounting for Ten Hag

Ten Hag has been a walking contradiction for a while. He has all but suggested Varane and Maguire are incompatible and now, in his hour of need, he has recalled Varane alongside Maguire. Hojlund’s ‘load’ has been managed but Maguire is starting his 14th game in a row, Garnacho is in the XI for the tenth match running and Fernandes has started every Premier League and Champions League game this season.



(Image: Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images.)


Bayern fans in good voice

United players have emerged to chants of ‘You’re s–t and you know you are’ from the Bayern fans. That is catching on after Copenhagen’s followers started it. They’ve also started a rendition of ‘This is a library’.


The United fans stood next to them have responded with chants about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s goal in 1999.



Ten Hag gives update on Rashford, Martial and Varane

Raphael Varane starts because of his experience and quality, according to Erik ten Hag.


Martial and Marcus Rashford are absent from the squad to play Bayern after missing training on Monday due to illness and Ten Hag, speaking to TNT Sports ahead of kick-off confirmed: “yes, illness.”


Victor Lindelof is also absent and when asked why Varane has returned to the starting team, he said: “You see the squad. We need strong defending and today, he’s very experienced, of course, playing with Harry he will start in the centre halve position.


“Especially against Bayern, we have to defend very strongly and as we all know, he’s a very good defender.”


Ten Hag continued: “It was a huge disappointment [Bournemouth], especially after last Wednesday when we played good, so we have high-highs and low-lows, so we need to get consistency in our game.


“We have to get ready for every game and that is the job we have to do as a managing staff and also the players to take responsibility. I think the last games we played with Soyfan there [midfield] and what I said before about Raphael also counts with him.


“He’s defensively very strong, very good in interceptions and duels and you need that. But you also need football as well and I’m sure, Kobbie Mainoo, we’ve seen against Everton with big pressure, he was tremendous.


“I think he’s mature already for his age and he can do the job, so I have a lot of trust in him. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have played him against Everton, which was a difficult game for us.”



(Image: TNT Sports)


Eventful European night ahead

There is an obvious fascination with a meeting between United and Bayern Munich at Old Trafford and it could be that eyeballs are drawn here as the game progresses, but there’s no doubt from a dramatic standpoint that the game of the night in Group A is in Denmark. Neither FC Copenhagen nor Galatasaray would have expected to qualify from this group and it will be a superb achievement for either to reach the last-16. The stakes are high in that winner-takes-all clash.


United need to show their bottle to stay in the Champions League(Image: 2023 James Gill – Danehouse)


Warm ovation for Ten Hag

Ten Hag got a warm ovation when he emerged for his chat with the rights holders. Barring an annihilation, he should get a decent send-off at full-time, whatever the outcome of this evening.


These are the type of weeks that should cause United players’ eyes to light up but instead there is an ominous air around the club and the tasks are onerous. Bayern let United off the hook in their 4-3 win back in September and on each occasion they have lost this season, they have won the next game 4-0 away from home.



Latest on Rashford and Martial



Bayern should win this

United may feel like FA Cup minnows crestfallen that one of the big guns they have drawn have played a stronger team than they would have imagined. Bayern’s XI is largely as predicted and if they perform tonight they are not losing this game.


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The bench is weak

Martial and Rashford are not losses as far as the starting XI is concerned but that is such a callow United. Joe Hugill did not even train with the first team yesterday and he is yet to make his debut.


Wan-Bissaka is unfortunate not to come in but Varane had to. It is odd Lindelof, who trained yesterday, is not even in the squad.


(Image: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images.)


Varane is back in the team

It comes to something when selection a four-time Champions League winner for a must-win Champions League game is considered a surprise, but there was a general gasp of surprise in the press room when his name appeared on the teamsheet. He hasn’t started for United since the win against FC Copenhagen here and as much as Ten Hag has tried to paint it as a tactical decision, it’s been almost impossible to buy. Either he’s changing tactics tonight and not bothering with any defensive build-up, or he’s got desperate and realised he needs to pick his best players, whatever the circumstances.


Manchester United defender Raphael Varane(Image: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)






XI | Onana, Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Shaw, Amrabat, McTominay, Fernandes, Antony, Hojlund, Garnacho.


Subs | Bayindir, Heaton, Evans, Reguilon, Wan-Bissaka, Gore, Hannibal, Mainoo, Pellistri, Hugill.



10 minutes until team news

The official starting teams will be confirmed in 10 minutes.



Bayern will be dangerous

This could get messy again for United tonight if they don’t change their approach. Bournemouth’s manager and players spoke at the weekend about how they throw so many players forward they give you chances on the transition. Bayern are arguably Europe’s premier counter-attacking side and if United leave spaces on the break, expect Musiala, Coman, Sane and Kane to do some damage. Although they need to win, it feels like too much of a risk to play in the same way tonight.


(Image: Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images.)


Martial and Rashford are doubts

There was no sign of Martial or Rashford in the arrivals video United put out, but only nine players were actually spotted. Both forwards missed training with illness yesterday and it has to put their involvement tonight in doubt. It’s unlikely either would have started but on a night when they have to win, United could have done with the options on the bench. If they miss out then Facundo Pellistri might be the only attacking sub.


Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford(Image: OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)




Tuchel always speaks well

Thomas Tuchel was once again impressive in front of the microphone yesterday, holding court at Old Trafford and sounding every inch an elite manager. You could tell how much the 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt had hurt him and he challenged his players on more than one occasion to put it right at Old Trafford. He counted 22 moments when his team lost “crucial second balls, that means five or more players out of the game during the mistake.” He also said of Bayern’s lack of need to get a result tonight, “when you wear the Bayern Munich shirt you behave like champions, otherwise you cannot be champions”. It felt ominous for United. Comparing Tuchel to Ten Hag is probably a little unfair at the moment and the German has a track record of falling out with players and his own bosses, but he has a gravitas and a personality in front of a camera that Ten Hag perhaps doesn’t have as much of, although it should be said the United manager is honest in his dealings with the press.



United stat attack

United have won just two of their 12 Champions League matches against Bayern Munich (D5 L5).


Bayern are unbeaten in their past 19 away Champions League group games (W17 D2) and have won their past eight – both record runs by a team in the competition.


Defeat for United would mean they finish bottom of the group. It would be only the fourth time a Premier League side has done so.


Harry Kane has been involved in nine goals in his past 11 appearances against United (five goals, four assists). No English player has ever scored at Old Trafford in the Champions League for anyone other than United.


Only Royal Antwerp (15) have conceded more goals in the Champions League than United this season (14). No Premier League side has ever conceded 15+ goals in a single group stage of the competition before.


(Image: Danehouse Photography Ltd/Getty Images)


United have been poor this season

The United programme is going to provide one-eyed coverage but the question posed to Harry Maguire is worthy of Comical Ali: “What would you say to fans who are constantly reading such negative press?”


Why they are “constantly reading such negative press” is because United have lost 11 (ELEVEN) games already this season, have a minus goal difference in the Premier League, a minus goal difference in their Champions League group (which they are bottom of), they are out of the only competition they have won in the last six-and-a-half years and they could go out of Europe altogether tonight. Then there are the loose-lipped members of the dressing room.


We have been told that Ten Hag wants the players to be accountable. It seems like that is as much of a problem as scoring.


(Image: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images.)


Bayern have a strong side

United could have the misfortune of beating Bayern twice and going out of the Champions League on each occasion. Their 3-2 victory in 2010 was in defeat, for Bayern went through to the semi-finals on away goals.


Looking at the probable/predicted Bayern XI this evening, it will take a colossal effort for United to end their 39-match unbeaten run in the Champions League group stage. Jamal Musiala and Thomas Tuchel were interrogated by the German journalists at Old Trafford yesterday in the wake of the 5-1 humbling by Eintracht Frankfurt but neither flinched. They know it comes with the territory.


Tuchel was described as “such a s—t” by the former Bayern midfielder Stefan Effenburg on Monday. And United thought they had it bad from their club greats and the Manchester press.


Bayern Munich’s Thomas Tuchel and Harry Kane embrace(Image: Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)


United’s last clash against Bayern

United lost 4-3 in the reverse fixture at the Allianz Arena.


Ten Hag said: “There were stages in that game when we played very good. It was head-to-head for a long time. We suffered some mistakes that were avoidable. When you play against Bayern you have to be at your best. Chelsea also had amazing players, we dominated them.”


Marcus Rashford, Andre Onana and Casemiro have all struggled this season.(Image: Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)


Ten Hag’s progamme notes

Ten Hag has said there are “no excuses for how far short” Saturday’s performance against Bournemouth fell below standard expected in tonight’s programme notes. Again Ten Hag is lamenting the inconsistency and demanding a fast start. But there is also a sense he is just hoping things are going to turn.


“Since August, we have been waiting for the spark which will make our season catch fire, and it is down to us to provide it,” he writes. There’s been little evidence of that happening so fire and something needs to change for the spark to ignite anytime soon.


Erik ten Hag pictured in Munich the last time Manchester United faced Bayern(Image: Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)


United must win tonight

Twenty-five years ago, United’s progression from the Champions League group stage hinged on their final match against Bayern Munich at home. Back then, only the group winners were guaranteed to go through as there were six groups before the quarter-finals.


United drew 1-1 and qualified as one of the two best runners-up.


Confusion was widespread around Old Trafford at 1-1 as that score ensured Bayern would top the group. Alex Ferguson checked the relevant scores elsewhere, headed down to the touchline and held up both index fingers to his players: “1-1 is okay.”


1-1 would not be okay tonight but coming second to Bayern would be for United.



Players are behind the manager

That was the message from McTominay at the pre-match press conference.


He said: “The players feel that responsibility [to support the manager]. I feel we have big characters in the dressing room. Maybe with some of the other managers in the past [the atmosphere in the dressing room] has been toxic at times, but that is not the case now.


“The boys are fully behind the manager, that’s the be all and end all. We just want to do well for the football club and it is as simple as that.”


Manchester United’s Scott McTominay and Erik ten Hag address the media at Carrington(Image: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)


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How United should line up vs Bayern

Here is how our writers think they should line up.


Samuel Luckhurst


Raphael Varane is a four-time Champions League winner and United need his expertise on a night as pivotal as this one. Aaron Wan-Bissaka merits a recall after Diogo Dalot’s blunt attacking play of late. Dalot also struggled against Bayern’s wingers in Munich.


Rasmus Hojlund had to be a certain starter even if Anthony Martial was well. Midfield-wise, United run the risk of leaving themselves too open against Bayern if they go without an outright defensive midfielder but Sofyan Amrabat could not shield the defence so United might as well recall Kobbie Mainoo.


Tyrone Marshall


Ten Hag has put some of United’s inconsistencies this season down to not being able to pick a settled XI, so this is a chance to change that. The back four can stay the same for starters. Reguilon was good against Chelsea and less good against Bournemouth, but he offers an attacking threat badly needed. Varane should start but it’s reached the point of being pointless to even put him in this team as we know he won’t start.


Amrabat’s experience trumps Mainoo’s youthfulness in this game, with the latter an option off the bench if United need to up the ante in the second half. McTominay and Fernandes are undroppable at the minute.


Hojlund looks like being the only fit striker, so it’s a good job he has done well in the Champions League this season. Antony and Garnacho have to start on the wings.


Rich Fay


United need their four best defenders to subdue one of the best strikers and Varane’s return to the side is long overdue. Wan-Bissaka is the better right-back and Shaw should return to his best position.


There is not much choice in midfield, so Amrabat keeps his place and McTominay remains the most consistent performer there in recent weeks.


Antony has quietly gone about his business in recent weeks and Rashford needs to return to the side with a point to prove. Hojlund has been brilliant in Europe and has to lead the line.



The arrival photos

There’s no room for error during tonight’s must-win match.



United squad members confirmed

The following players have been spotted arriving at Old Trafford.


Fernandes, Garnacho, Antony, Maguire, McTominay, Hojlund, Dalot, Varane, Evans.



Tuchel sends message to Bayern players

Thomas Tuchel has called on his Bayern Munich players to match the ‘mentality, enthusiasm and hunger’ that United will show in their do-or-die Champions League group stage fixture at Old Trafford.


While Bayern have already secured safe passage to the last-16 as group winners, United need a win to stand any chance of joining them in the knockout stages, while they would also need FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray to draw with each other in Denmark.


But Tuchel won’t be resting any senior players after a strong squad travelled to Manchester in the wake of their 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday.


Tuchel also confirmed that Harry Kane will play at Old Trafford, having been the subject of transfer interest from United in the summer.


Tuchel is also confident his own team won’t take their foot off the gas as they defend a 39-game unbeaten run in the Champions League group stage, although they could only draw against FC Copenhagen on matchday five.


Thomas Tuchel spoke to the media at Old Trafford on Monday before his team trained at the stadium(Image: Matt McNulty/Getty Images)


What United need to do to qualify

If United win


A victory raises the prospect of qualification but only if Galatasaray and FC Copenhagen draw in Denmark. That would propel the Reds into the knockout places in second spot with the Danes dropping into the Europa League. If there is a winner in Scandinavia then the Reds will be playing Europa League football in the new year.


If United draw


If United draw with Thomas Tuchel’s side, a draw in the other group fixture will eliminate them from Europe, as will a Copenhagen win which would see Galatasaray into the Europa League on their head-to-head record against United.


A Galatasaray victory in Denmark would see United into the Europa League thanks to the Reds’ superior head-to-head record against Copenhagen. Both teams would end on five points but United would progress having scored more goals away from home in the matches between them.


If United lose


If United are beaten by Bayern they are out of Europe entirely. The Reds are bottom of the group and will stay there if they lose on Tuesday.


Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag(Image: Matt McNulty/Getty Images)


United give team news ahead of Bayern

Victor Lindelof is a doubt for Manchester United’s must-win Champions League game against Bayern Munich.


Lindelof came off at half time in the win against Chelsea last Wednesday and he was unavailable for the 3-0 home humbling by Bournemouth.


United manager Erik ten Hag admitted Lindelof is a “question mark” for the final group match against Bayern at Old Trafford and suggested there were also uncertainties over other players.


“It’s a condensed programme,” Ten Hag stressed. “So we have training. In this moment, I’m not sure about everyone who’s available for tomorrow. Question mark is Victor Lindelof if he can make it or not, we have to wait and see until tomorrow to know.”


Casemiro has started outdoor training but is still out with a hamstring injury. Lisandro Martinez (foot), Tyrell Malacia (knee), Christian Eriksen (ankle) and Mason Mount (calf) remain sidelined.


United are bottom of Group A with four points and they have to beat Bayern and hope Copenhagen and Galatasaray draw to progress to the knockout stage. If United win, they are certain to remain in European competition beyond December, though they could drop into the Europa League.



United training squad for Bayern Munich

The following players were part of yesterday’s training squad.


Goalkeepers: Onana, Bayindir, Heaton, Vitek, Plumley, Mee


Defenders: Reguilon, Dalot, Shaw, Lindelof, Varane, Evans, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka.


Midfielders: McTominay, Hannibal, Gore, Fernandes, Amrabat, Van de Beek.


Attackers: Garnacho, Mainoo, Amad, Pellistri, Hojlund, Antony.


*Martinez was training individually


United still have a space up for grabs in attack(Image: PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)



United will discover their fate in the Champions League tonight. Erik ten Hag’s side must win against Bayern Munich to give themselves hopes of progressing from the group stage and even then, a victory might not be enough.



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