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Tuchel affirms that qualified Bayern won’t take it easy on Manchester United

Thomas Tuchel has warned Manchester United, emphasizing that there will be no relaxation from already-qualified Bayern Munich as they aim to thwart the Old Trafford giants’ European aspirations.

The perennial Bundesliga champions initiated Group A with a 4-3 home victory against the Red Devils and subsequently secured progression to the Champions League knockout phase with two matches remaining.

Bayern, considered among the favorites to win the competition, could eliminate United from contention on Tuesday unless the English side secures a home victory while Copenhagen and Galatasaray draw in the other final group game.

Erik ten Hag’s team would secure at least Europa League football if they triumph, and Tuchel insists Bayern will approach the match with complete focus despite having secured the top spot in the group.

“I understand that some people thought that against Copenhagen it looked like we weren’t throwing everything into it,” the Bayern boss said, referring to the 0-0 home draw a fortnight ago.

“But when you sign for Bayern or United, you sign to give 100 per cent every day.

“When you wear the Bayern Munich jersey, you behave like champions, there’s no other way.

But when you sign for Bayern or United, you sign to give 100 per cent every day

“We have high expectations, even if we are always under pressure. United will give everything tomorrow to get through.

“But we expect a top performance from us. I hope we can match United’s enthusiasm and energy, which I’m sure they’ll bring to the game.”

Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern may doom the already-troubled United

Manchester United is not only eager to remain in European competition but is also resolute in seeking redemption for their disappointing 3-0 home defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday. The lackluster performance led to the fans booing Erik ten Hag’s inconsistent side as they left the field.

“They’re always a dangerous team, they have a certain aura about them,” said Tuchel of United.

“It’s part of the club’s DNA that they can survive difficult moments. They have ups and downs in their game, but they’ve conceded a lot of goals recently.

“In strong moments, you can see what they’re really capable of. The stadium creates special moments. It will be a big challenge for us.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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