Maintaining their 100 per cent home record in this season’s Champions League, re-watching the final of 1999 and nullifying Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are all fairly obvious things that Man Utd should be doing to boost their prospects of beating Bayern Munchen.
But below are three less obvious suggestions that may help David Moyes mastermind what is being billed as an unlikely Old Trafford triumph over the reigning champions.
After all, Bayern Munchen are a shorter price to win at 11/4 giving up a two-goal handicap than what Man Utd are just to triumph.
Man Utd can be backed at 13/2 to beat Bayern Munchen and if you £30 free bet on this outcome, you will be rewarded to the tune of £195 in profit if the Red Devils are successful.
Their chances would be boosted by following these suggestions.
Start Tom Cleverley and Shinji Kagawa
Arsenal showed at the Emirates for the first 15 minutes in the last round that success can be gained against Bayern Munchen through a fast start that involves pressing higher up the pitch, as the German champions can start nervously.
Moyes can be a naturally cautious manager, but this is not a night to drop off and allow the opposition to play.
Cleverley is arguably the most dynamic central midfield option at his disposal and so the onus should be on him to adopt a similar role that Jordan Henderson has perfected at Liverpool, with the pair largely comparable in terms of ability.
Meanwhile, Kagawa’s experience of playing in a winning team against Bayern Munchen could additionally be an asset – he beat Bayern Munchen in his last three appearances against them for Borussia Dortmund.
Playing Kagawa as a support striker could also aid the Man Utd press and provide some ammunition to Wayne Rooney.
Supply service to Wayne Rooney
With four goals in three games, Rooney has found some form of late and so the pressure will be on him to lead the line with last-16 hat-trick hero Robin van Persie injured.
Bayern Munchen may be heralded for their defensive solidarity, but they have only kept a single clean sheet across their last seven games in all competitions.
This suggests Rooney should get a couple of chances to find the target and he is available at 9/4 to score in the 90 minutes.
Remember how to score in Fergie Time
Javier Hernandez’ extra-time, injury-time goal aside in the Capital One Cup semi final with Sunderland aside, Man Utd have certainly failed to build on the Fergie Time legacy created by Moyes’ predecessor.
In fact, the Red Devils have only scored two goals in the final ten minutes of games in 2014.
Virtually a quarter of the Bundesliga goals Bayern Munchen have conceded this season have been in the 86th minute or later and Man City have already shown that Pep Guardiola’s men can be susceptible in the closing stages.
It is 10/3 that Man Utd score at least once between the 75th minute and the final whistle.