United morning news: ‘Old Trafford is special,’ says Bayern midfielder

Old Trafford Statues

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Tonight is the night: Manchester United welcome Bayern Munich to Old Trafford in the first-leg of the Champions League quarter-final with few tipping David Moyes’ men to pull off the victory.

But some of the greatest triumphs have come in adversity so you would be foolish to discount the possibility out of hand.

Bayern midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said in quotes published by ESPN that, “Old Trafford is special for anyone playing there.”

Of United’s current struggles the German international said, “Naturally, Manchester United should be one of the top four teams in England all the time, but I am sure they will give everything.

“They are playing the title-holders and if they go through to the semi-finals they will be one of the favourites.”

In other news, Pep Guardiola has put a spanner in the works if Moyes really does wish to bring Toni Kroos to Old Trafford this summer.

In quotes published by the Manchester Evening News the Spaniard said, “Toni has one more year of a contract and Toni will remain there.

“I hope he can extend his contract and stay with us because he is a very good guy, he loves his game.”

Only time will tell, but having refused to sanction a move for Wayne Rooney last summer, Moyes is likely to understand the reluctance of Guardiola to part with one of his best players until he has no other option.

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