But in the end, Manchester deservedly won. However, the two clubs felt it would have been a shame for neither to wear their traditional colours, and they agreed to toss a coin to see who would have first choice. United need to get out and open up some space. Manchester United planned an open-top bus tour of the city of Manchester the day after the game, at which they would parade their three trophies for an expected 700,000 people lining the streets between and the city centre. Evra played a one-two with Kagawa, and then cut back a cross that hit the sliding Boateng on the arm before going behind. Union of European Football Associations. Ferguson threw on Dimitar Berbatov for the closing stages but Bayern closed out the game in composed manner as Old Trafford suffered bitter disappointment in near silence.
United held onto their lead to record their second European Cup title. Had Bayern won the cup, they would have become the first team to achieve this feat, having also finished second in the to the season before. Position Man Utd players Goalkeepers De Gea, Grant Defenders Darmian, Fosu-Mensah, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Mitchell, Shaw Midfielders Fred, Herrera, A. Pereira, McTominay, Garner, Mata Forwards Rashford, Sanchez, Greenwood, Chong Mourinho worked with a skeletal squad this pre-season and that has not changed for the trip to Munich. The match referee was of the. Yet such is the endearing perversity of football that it's United who will be significantly happier at half-time.
Bayern Munich had an easier time against Yugoslavian champions , winning 4—0 in the first leg at the with goals from , , and , all scored in the space of 17 second-half minutes. The game restarted, but many Bayern players were overwhelmed with despair, virtually unable to continue and needed the assistance of referee Pierluigi Collina to drag themselves off the ground. He found Gibson, whose right-foot shot from the edge of the box appeared to deceive Hans-Jorg Butt as it flew in. Bayern want a red, thinking it was a clear goalscoring opportunity, and there's a bit of hard-faced chat between Evra and Ribery. Jorg Butt makes a comfortable save. I have to accept this. There has been little progress tonight.
Valencia, who had given Badstuber a torrid time, was the creator again with a cross that went behind Rooney but fell into the path of Nani, who confidently swept his finish high past Butt. They would have conceded an equaliser a few minutes later; that's what would have happened. Thiago has got his eye in for a pass this evening and you feel it's going to pay off sooner rather than later. On paper, Manchester City are the English club with the most favourable draw after being picked out against Schalke. Union of European Football Associations. Norwegian defender also missed out through injury, meaning that his compatriot — who had been an early contender to play alongside Butt in midfield — played in central defence alongside , who overcame an injury.
Schmeichel, in his own penalty area, cartwheeled with glee. Manchester United became the first team to win the European Cup or Champions League without being the champions of Europe or champions of their country the preceding season. Lahm will fill a more formal central-midfield role now. As revealed by Sportsmail, chaos has been descending on United's preparation,. Bastian Schweinsteiger restarts play with the free kick. Six minutes into the match, Ronny Johnsen fouled Bayern striker Carsten Jancker just outside the area, and Mario Basler placed a low free kick around the United wall to score the first goal. The two sides are back from their excursions in the International Champions Cup in the United States.
Welbeck's cutback may have been too fierce and therefore onto Rooney too quickly; we haven't seen a replay yet. Injuries also impacted on his selections, with French left-back and Brazilian forward Élber having suffered season-ending knee injuries. City have been free-scoring in the Premier League as they chase a second successive title, while Schalke are struggling in the bottom half of the Bundesliga after losing eight of their 15 matches. Despite the bad start, United began to dominate possession but failed to create any clear cut chances despite David Beckham's tireless running. Union of European Football Associations. United took the lead just before half-time through a strike from just outside the penalty area; however, equalised for Bayern in the 55th minute and the game finished in a 1—1 draw. Victory tonight would surely help sooth things.
Welbeck finally has a replacement boot. Scholl then almost scored from a delicate 20-yard chip after a run from Basler, but the ball bounced back off the post and into the arms of a relieved Schmeichel. Bayern 1-1 Man Utd Mandzukic 59 Bayern are level straight away! It was the logical conclusion of a fierce spell of Bayern pressure. After beating in the quarter-finals, Manchester United beat another Italian side, in the semis to reach the final; meanwhile, Bayern beat fellow Germans in the quarter-finals, before overcoming Ukrainian side in the semis. He'll be similarly key against Bayern, where he'll look to hone his sharpness further before the competitive fixtures begin. Rashford was one positive for United -- as willing a runner as ever wearing his new No.
The substitute immediately forced Kahn into a diving save with a header; it was the closest United had come to scoring all game. A generious description of that decision is that it's an interesting one. The left side looks United's most likely area of joy. It looked as if, having been behind for most of the match, United had forced extra time. De Gea had it covered.
The Bayern defence was anchored around sweeper , who played behind and Ghana international — the only non-German in the Bayern side by comparison, Manchester United had four Englishmen in their team ; Linke and Kuffour's partnership at centre-back meant club captain had to settle for a place on the bench. United are defending very deep and also very narrow, as in the first leg. But if Mario Mandzukic plays from the start this time, that challenge becomes a lot more physical. You wouldn't have known looking at the two teams and the first 45 minutes were played almost entirely in United's half. They win another corner on the right.