Manchester United latest: Newcastle reaction and Bayern Munich build up

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Manchester United won 4-0 at Newcastle on Saturday thanks to a brace from record signing Juan Mata was rounded off by goals from Javier Hernandez and Adnan Januzaj in the second half.

United now face Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie with the European champions in Munich.

In early team news, Wayne Rooney was a doubt for the trip with a toe injury. However, The Mirror reports Rooney could recover in time to give David Moyes a huge fitness boost ahead of Wednesday night’s showdown in Germany.

Vice-captain Patrice Evra believes the Red Devils have played better in European competition this term, admitting:

"In the Champions League we've played good, we're confident and it looks like we're all up for it, more than in the League and the English cups."

"I know it's not professional to say that but it's the truth. We look more on it, we look more like we have the Man United spirit, when we play in the Champions League," he added.

David Moyes has revealed he may make tactical changes for the second leg against the Bavarians this week.

"Tactically, I thought we played very well on the night. But I have got to say, in the second game, we might need to think differently, look at it in a different way to the first game,” said the boss.

Juan Mata believes United can beat the Bundesliga champions to progress past the holders to the semifinals of the Champions League having boosted their confidence in Saturday’s win over the Magpies.

"It's a key victory to try to climb the table and go to Germany full of confidence," Mata stated.

"This victory gives us a lot of energy for our game in Munich on Wednesday.”

Meanwhile, the appointed referee for the clash is the same official who took charge of Manchester City’s defeat to Barcelona at the Etihad. Swedish official Jonas Eriksson was heavily criticised for some of his decisions by City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

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