Manchester United XI vs Bayern Munich: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup and latest injuries for Champions League

United begin their Champions League campaign with their toughest assignment in Group A, and will do so with two more players added to a lengthy injury list.

Wan-Bissaka is expected to be out for several weeks after picking up an injury against Brighton, while Maguire did not travel to Germany after suffering an issue in training.

“He’s had some complaints and we have to see how serious it is,” Erik ten Hag said of Maguire in his pre-match press conference.

“So he completed his training but it wasn’t enough to travel.”

Raphael Varane and Mason Mount are both back in training but not part of the squad that flew to Munich, while Sofyan Amrabat has been working outside the first team and is not yet ready to make his debut.

United’s defense against Bayern will likely pick itself, with Diogo Dalot and Sergio Reguilon the in-form full-backs, and Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof the centre-backs available for Ten Hag.

The diamond shape didn’t work against Brighton, so United were able to revert to a more familiar 4-3-3 shape. This would likely see Bruno Fernandes starting on the right, while Marcus Rashford would return to his preferred left-wing role.

Predicted Man United XI (4-3-3): Onana; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Reguilon; Casemiro, Eriksen, McTominay; Fernandes, Hojlund, Rashford.

Doubts: None

Hurt: Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, Malacia, Mainoo, Diallo, Mount, Varane, Amrabat

Unavailable: Sancho, Anthony

Time and date: 8 p.m., Wednesday September 20, 2023

Place: Allianz-Arena

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