Rooney’s injury will certainly come as a great relief to Munich as they currently defend a 2-1 lead on their visit to Old Trafford. The Munich coach did not deny that he perceived Rooney as a severe threat and the absence of United’s top scorer is only ever going to be good news.
On a brighter note for United, O’Shea will be returning to the squad after being sidelined with a leg injury. Bayern are set to see the return the instrumental Arjen Robben and defender Van Buyten.
United are coming off the back of an upsetting defeat against Chelsea on Saturday although Alex Ferguson is insisting it will not be on the players minds. United never beaten Bayern Munich in a two-leg contest under the management of Alex Ferguson.
Overall, it would seem that Bayern Munich really do have the upper hand here and United will struggle to overturn the deficit, the odds are in the Germans favor and there seems to be little chance of United getting through to the next round.