Bayern superstar: We have no fear of Man United at all

Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben has stated that the European champions are not daunted by the prospect of travelling to Old Trafford.

Manchester United got back to winning ways on Saturday with a 4-1 victory Aston Villa, but the current Premier League champions are set to be thoroughly tested in midweek.

David Moyes’ charges welcome Bavarian powerhouses Bayern Munich to Manchester on Tuesday night in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

Despite a 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim on Saturday, Pep Guardiola’s men have been in ominous form this term and have already wrapped up the Bundesliga title.

Arjen Robben scored the last time Bayern visited Old Trafford and the ex-Chelsea winger has stated that his side are not daunted by the prospect of facing the English champions.

“Bayern have no fear of United at all,” the Dutch winger told The Sunday Mirror.

“Take our game against Schalke 04 the other week. We played in such a high tempo, that we were 4-0 up within 30 minutes. We don’t let our opponents come up for air. That is the Bayern of Guardiola.

“Guardiola has turned us into the most dominant team in Europe. We have made another giant step as a team this season.

“We are more dominant than we have been. From the very first minute we put massive pressure on our opponents and are capable of keeping the ball and putting them under pressure for the full 90 minutes.

“Guardiola is very demanding. He asks a lot from his players. Every day it is so intense. But I love that. Our playing style is even more attacking than last year. Then we used to play compact, and we let the other team come into our half sometimes, so we could hit them with the counter attack.

“But this manager is tactically so strong. He is always pointing out where we can find the space to get one-on-one situations. He teaches us to make quick sprints and runs without the ball.

“So it becomes a total clockwork. It is fascinating to play in that system. The chances of winning more trophies in the next few years are huge.”

Despite Robben’s confidence, he believes that the race to be crowned European champions this season will be a tight one.

“No team can have stroll to the final. We are facing Manchester United, a big name in world football. But we are razor sharp,” he continued.

“Our football is phenomenal and we want to show that more than anywhere in the ­Champions League.

“Playing United is the sort of thing that really gets the best out of me. We won the German League last week. But we were not even bothered about that. Nobody in the dressing room was talking about it. We knew ages ago we would win the title.

“Beating every team in the Champions League is our big thing. The Champions League is what we want again, especially after winning it at Wembley last year.”

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