Bayern Munich chief Christoph Freund warns Manchester United of backlash
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 11, 2023 - 10:37PM
Christoph Freund became Bayern Munich sporting director earlier this year (Picture: Getty Images)

Manchester United can expect Bayern Munich to be fully motivated and looking to bounce back after a shock defeat to on Saturday, warns the club’s sporting director Christoph Freund.

Bayern were battered 5-1 at Frankfurt over the weekend in a stunning result which keeps the Bundesliga title race open, with Bayer Leverkusen sitting top of the table.

It was a remarkable defeat for the Bavarian giants but Freund warns Manchester United that it will not help them on Tuesday night at Old Trafford.

Bayern come to Manchester this week having already confirmed top spot in their Champions League group while United must win to have a chance of making the knockout stages.

The Red Devils will hope that the Germans will not be at full throttle as the game is of no significant to them, but Freund suggests otherwise.

‘We’re traveling to Manchester with the feeling that we have something to make up for,’ he said. ‘It’s good that things can get going again after a game like the one in Frankfurt and that we can put things right. It’s important to show a reaction on the pitch.

‘It’s a game. against is always special. There is still a lot at stake for United, it will be a heated atmosphere. We want to play a good game and remain unbeaten in the group.’

Harry Kane would love to put Manchester United to the sword on Tuesday night (Picture: Getty Images)

Harry Kane will be playing in England for Bayern Munich for the first time since joining from Tottenham over the summer and manager Thomas Tuchel reckons he will be very motivated to impress.

‘He is a winner – he is a champion,’ said Tuchel of the England captain.

‘It’s nice to go back to England and to Old Trafford. Harry will love it I think and is looking forward to it.

‘Harry is a top pro and a fantastic guy who has adjusted very well to life in Germany.’

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