Former player-turned-journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft has tipped Manchester United to surprise a few people when they face Bayern Munich tonight.
When Manchester United drew Bayern Munich in the quarter-final of this season's Champions League, they could have been forgiven for forgetting all the elation that followed their dramatic comeback against Olympiakos in the previous round.
After all, here they were about to face the reigning European champions, last year's treble-winners and a side who have since been crowned Bundesliga champions once more.
But the fans and players alike could have also looked at it from another perspective - the fact that in the end everything will come down to two matches, one home and the other away, and aside from the debacle in Greece earlier in the campaign, David Moyes' side has looked pretty impressive in Europe's elite competition; far more so than in the majority of their domestic matches to date.
And now former player-turned-journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft has had his say on this evening's proceedings. And it is good news for United fans.
Fjortoft specialises in all things Bundesliga, and after tweeting that he believes the home side can surprise a few people he then proceeded to tell them how to do it.
Saying that he did not think United would 'park the bus', at least if they have the choice, he said the best way to get at Bayern is to attack early and play a high line.
Whether United can do that or not, he said, was down to energy levels and the confidence of their centre-backs to play higher up the pitch.
Moyes will have thought long and hard about the team to play this evening. After all, get it right and it could redefine his debut season and possibly his legacy. But acknowledging what Fjortoft has suggested and doing it are two very different things, because Bayern will have a game-plan of their own, and it will be fascinating to see who comes out on top.
Just arrived in Manchester. Man UTD fans afraid of a "bad" result tonight. I an not sure. I think they can surprise a few people— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) April 1, 2014
Don't think Man UTD will "park the bus". They maybe forced to park it, but against Bayern you HAVE to attack early/high pressure 1/2— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) April 1, 2014
Re: High pressure - how long have you got the energy - centrehalves confident having so much space behind them 2/2— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) April 1, 2014