Bayern captain on Man United draw: 'Must not be blinded' as 'they have oustanding players'

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Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm will not be taking Manchester United lightly in the Champions League quarter finals.

Well that was perhaps the worst possible draw Manchester United fans could have envisioned - as they will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Many a United fan has been commenting that their win against Olympiakos was simply a stay of execution - and by the looks of things this draw might just prove them correct.

Bayern have ran rampant over the past year or more - knocking some of the best teams in Europe out of their path in the process.

Now David Moyes and co must try their best to overcome the best team in world football

If you compare the two teams domestic seasons you get a true indication of just how bad United have been in comparison to their Bavarian opponents.

Bayern are top of the Bundesliga with a whopping 71 points - United are seventh on 48 points, a staggering difference of 23 points.

But for Bayern Munich’s captain that is not just going to matter.

In the past one criticism aimed at Bayern has been a general consensus that they have a propensity to become over-confident.

In fact that isn’t fair - it is more a propensity for blatant arrogance which sees them trip up against lesser teams.

That looks to have been eradicated in recent seasons - but Philipp Lahm is not taking any chances.

He said of the draw

"We must not be blinded by their current ranking in the league, they have outstanding players. We must put on a performance; we have a good chance of reaching the semi-finals."

That was also the rhetoric when it came to the club’s sporting director Matthias Sammer - who stated:

"On good days, they are extremely dangerous; we should not allow them to have two good days."

To be honest this will not come as music to the ears of United fans.

An alert and firing Bayern will surely be too strong for them - a cocky and distracted Bayern might just be beatable.

But it seems Bayern won’t be taking things lightly.

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