Dante wary of Man United’s ‘world-class’ Wayne Rooney
Dante is wary of the threat posed to Bayern Munich by Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney
Dante has warned his Bayern Munich team-mates that they will have to be at their best to keep Wayne Rooney quiet should the striker feature in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg.
Rooney trained on Tuesday ahead of United’s trip to Germany after he sat out Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Newcastle with a toe injury.
And Bayern defender Dante is well aware of the threat the England striker can pose if he plays on Wednesday night.
“I played against him for Brazil. He’s a world-class striker,” Dante told Bayern’s website.
“He reads the game well, he’s lightning fast over the first few yards and he has a brilliant shot.
“We’ll have to be on our toes at the back – even if he’s not in the side. Manchester United have a lot of quality players.”
Bayern Munich v Man United: Pre-match facts
• Bayern have drawn the first leg in Europe 1-1 away 11 times, winning every tie.
• Bayern had been 33 games unbeaten away from home in the Bundesliga (W29 D4), breaking their German top-flight record set between December 1985 and August 1987.
• 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.
• Patrice Evra is available after a one-match ban in the first leg. Rio Ferdinand is a booking away from a suspension.