Witness the complete replay and highlights of the Man United vs Bayern Munich clash.
The action commences at 20:00 (GMT) on 12th December 2023
The official overseeing this game is E. Eskås
Event unfolding at Old Trafford
This showdown takes place in Europe – UEFA Champions League, Group A, Season 2023/2024
Manchester United vs Bayern Munich Full Match Reports
Manchester United’s UEFA Champions League campaign ended in disappointment as they finished at the bottom of Group A with just one victory (D1, L4), following a defeat to group winners Bayern Munich.
Both teams were reeling from humiliating league defeats over the weekend, but the pressure was squarely on Manchester United, needing a win to keep any hopes of UCL progression alive. The first half was a relatively balanced affair, with United’s solid defensive setup limiting Bayern to half-chances. Leroy Sané played a key role in the attacking plays, but his direct run at goal was stopped by Harry Maguire, and a volley from Kingsley Coman’s delivery missed its mark. Luke Shaw’s speculative effort was the best the hosts could muster before halftime, and aside from Maguire’s forced substitution, Erik ten Hag would have found some solace at the break.
Having conceded three or more goals in four of their last five UCL group matches, keeping Bayern at bay was a considerable improvement. However, news of Copenhagen’s goal against Galatasaray in the group’s other fixture heightened United’s precarious position, with a UCL exit imminent if that result held. As the clock passed the hour mark, United remained in the game, limiting Bayern’s opportunities. Yet, the deadlock was broken by Coman, who clinically finished after receiving Kane’s delicate pass into the box.
With less than 20 minutes to mount a response and qualification slipping away, the writing was on the wall for Ten Hag. Ultimately, United couldn’t extend their unbeaten home streak against German sides, succumbing to defeat and finishing behind Galatasaray on H2H record, exiting European competition without much fight. Meanwhile, Bayern’s professional yet unremarkable performance extended their UCL-record undefeated group stage run to 40 games (W36, D4) as they eagerly anticipate the UCL knockouts.
Man of the Match: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich).