Ryan Giggs has said in a press conference that they are not the underdogs when they host Bayern Munich at Old Trafford in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
The veteran midfielder is the only player left who played in Manchester United’s late 2-1 victory over the Germans in the 1999 Champions League final and he expects tonight’s clash to be no different.
Giggs then gave his comparison between the side that beat Bayern in 1999 and David Moyes current selection.
“Obviously the players are different but the tradition and the clubs are still the same, the Welshman told Sky Sports.
“Two huge clubs, two great histories and two football teams that play football the correct way.
“When Bayern play Man United it is always a great spectacle whether it be in the Champions League final or whether it be in the quarter-finals.
“Obviously Bayern are a fantastic team. They are the holders and are obviously a very strong team and probably favorites in most people’s eyes.
“But we are Manchester United, it is at Old Trafford and we have seen so many great nights in Europe especially.
“As players we don’t see ourselves as underdogs, we see ourselves as Man Utd playing at home in the Champions League and we can’t wait.
“These are the games that you want to be involved in as a player and we will go out there and try and win the game. It is going to be tough but it usually is in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and we are confident.”
The United midfielder then added that even if the odds are truly stacked against them, they can beat Bayern as well as win the UEFA Champions League.
“Of course it is possible (for United to win the Champions League),” the midfielder said.
“You need to play well, to get that little bit of luck which we didn’t have last year.
“Being criticised comes with the territory when you are a Manchester United player and Bayern are a fantastic team.”
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