Bayern the favourites against Man United, admits Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs admits that Bayern Munich will be the clear favourites against Manchester United in the Champions League

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Ryan Giggs has won 13 Premier League titles with Man United Photo: Chevrolet

Ryan Giggs admits that Bayern Munich are clear the favourites heading into their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester United.

The Red Devils take on the holders and Bundesliga champions at Old Trafford on Tuesday before the return leg in Germany next week.

And despite conceding that Pep Guardiola’s side are the favourites to make it through to the last four, Giggs is relishing what he expects to be a “fantastic” occasion.

“When we play in the Champions League it’s always a great occasion, whether it’s the final or the quarter-finals,” Giggs said.

“Bayern are a fantastic team, they’re the holders. Pep [Guardiola] has taken over and added a few players and they’re a very strong team. They are favourites in most people’s eyes.”

Man United v Bayern Munich: Pre-match facts

• David Moyes is the first manager to take charge of United in Europe other than Sir Alex Ferguson since Ron Atkinson guided them to the Uefa Cup quarter-finals in 1984-85.

• Wayne Rooney, Britain’s all-time leading scorer in the Champions League, has seven assists, two more than any other player in the competition. Four came in the 5-0 victory at Bayer Leverkusen.

• Patrice Evra is banned for the first leg. Rio Ferdinand is a booking away from suspension.

• Bayern Munich are 33 games unbeaten away from home in the Bundesliga (W27 D4).

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