David Moyes: United learned from Arsenal's Bayern mistakes

David Moyes

Manchester United boss says he watched Arsenal's home loss to Bayern and learned from it ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg against the same opponents.

Manchester United secured an impressive home draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week, but still have plenty of work to do.

A draw at home in a Champions League quarter-final is not always a good result especially when conceding an away goal, but considering the recent form of the two teams leading up to the contest, David Moyes' men are delighted to be in with a fighting chance heading into the second leg.

United achieved the 1-1 draw against the current holders despite having just 24 per cent of possession of the ball on the night.

Discussing the way that panned out on ManUtd.com, Moyes admits he was content for his players not to exert their energy competing for possession furiously, seeing where others had recently failed.

"I've watched Bayern play two or three times recently and saw them at Arsenal, and I just felt that with their pressing game, we might be better not having the ball at the back on the night. We wanted to try to to get at their back line as often as we could in a decent way."

Bayern Munich beat Arsenal 3-1 away from home in the previous round, although the Gunners' cause was not helped by being reduced to 10 men shortly before half-time.

It meant that despite getting a draw in Munich, the Gunners went out, and a comeback never appeared likely.

Moyes did however go onto add that the fact Arsenal earned a draw at the Allianz Arena, won there the previous season, while Manchester City also won there earlier in the season, should give the Red Devils hope.

"I think it tells you that people can go there and get good results."

Bayern sent out largely a reserve side to face Augsburg at the weekend, and suffered their first defeat of the season in the Bundesliga.

Now without a win in three consecutive matches, surely Pep Guardiola's previously all-conquering side won't go a fourth game without a victory, will they?

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