Bayern midfielder: "Augsburg defeat is no disaster"- can United capitalise?

Toni Kroos & Julian Baumgartlinger

Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos says that Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Augsburg was not a disaster ahead of their midweek clash with Manchester United.

Bayern clinched the Bundesliga title at the end of last month, and with just five games left to play, Pep Guardiola's side are a staggering 20 points clear of second placed Borussia Dortmund, but have seemingly taken their foot off the gas in the league after a 1-0 defeat to Augsburg this weekend.

The result marked Bayern's third consecutive match without a win, and with the second leg of their Champions League tie with United in midweek, many believe that David Moyes' side have a genuine chance of coming away from the Allianz Arena with a result after the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last week.

But midfielder Kroos, who has been constantly linked with a move to United since the January transfer window, believes that there is no crisis at the club ahead of the big clash on Wednesday, and said that the shock defeat to Augsburg was simply unlucky.

"We dominated the game but we didn’t make the most of it," the German international said. "We weren’t calm enough to create clear-cut opportunities. That was the problem today."

"But it’s not a disaster," he added. "We want to win every game and you could see that today in the way we pressed forward in search of a goal in the second half. It just didn’t work out.”

United boss Moyes watched on last weekend as Bayern had the majority of possession but created few clear-cut chances, and will be hoping for similar in Munich this week, as he looks to lead his United side to a shock result after few gave his team a chance of getting through.

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