How do you say autosuggestion in English? David Moyes, the manager of Manchester United, in any case seems to be an avid fan.
Monday, March 31, on the eve of hosting the Scarecrow represented the Germans Bayern Munich Tuesday, 20 h 45, (Manchester United were against Bayern), unbeaten in their national championship and dominating in the Champions League, where he is the defending title, the Scottish manager of the Red Devils did not want to adopt the posture of the willing victim: “On a good day, it is as good as anyone”, said he felt “I think it is balanced. Was as eager as Bayern win this game.”
“Balanced” is not perhaps the most appropriate adjective to describe the meeting between the two teams at the end of a season where the “good days” Manchester United became scarce. The absence of Dutch striker Robin Van Persie and especially the defensive blur – Brazilian Rafael da Silva is injured, the French Patrice Evra is suspended – not to facilitate the mission of a dispute by a fringe supporters coach who paid for a plane flies over Saturday’s Old Trafford stadium with a banner calling for his departure.
A six days of the end of the English Premier League, Manchester United is in only seventh position and accuses 17 points behind Liverpool, leading the Premier League. In case of disposal against Bayern, the probabilities of Mancunian club participate in the next Champions League, a competition in which he participated without interruption since 1996, would be almost nil. And the future of David Moyes, who arrived early in the season to succeed the iconic Sir Alex Ferguson will darken more.
RYAN GIGGS: “WE DO NOT CONSIDER AS THE OUTSIDERS”
Opposite, Bayern Munich has been designated as “enemy to be avoided” by PSG coach Laurent Blanc before the draw for the quarterfinals. And for good reason: in the wake of victory in 2013 with Jupp Heynckes, Bayern, now led by the Spaniard Pep Guardiola, is a series of seven away wins C1 – Ajax is the only team to have done as well between 1995 and 1997, and his record could therefore fall.
Group Guardiola has conceded only one defeat this season at home against Manchester City (2-3) while the ticket for the knockout stages was already in his pocket. “Munich has perhaps never known a team like Guardiola, “says Oliver Kahn, who lifted the Champions League with Bayern in 2001. This season, Bayern tried to keep her as European, a performance ever since the new format of the Champions League in 1992.
In the quarterfinals, the Germans had no trouble getting rid of another English team, Arsenal. Dominant players in Arsene Wenger in London (2-0) in the match go, teammates captain Philipp Lahm had stifled hopes of qualification of their opponent, even before the return match. His side, Manchester United suffered the worst difficulties to defeat Olympiakos in the knockout stages. Defeated to go (2-0) in Greece, the English had finally qualified (3-0) in the second leg thanks to a hat-trick of Robin Van Persie.
THE REMEMBRANCE OF THE FINAL 1999
To keep hope in the hour of face Bayern supporters of United will surely remember the 1999 final, when Sir Alex Ferguson had snatched the Cup of Europe at the hands of Bavarians lost more than face Barca de Guardiola (2009, 2011) or elimination against Bayern at this stage in the competition in 2009-2010.
In this golden era, at the end of the last century, no more than one player to Manchester, the Welshman Ryan Giggs, who should start the game on the bench. The veteran of 40 years has adopted the same strategy of optimism that his coach: “We do not see ourselves as outsiders. We see ourselves as Manchester United playing at home. It will be hard, but it still is in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. We wait to be.”