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Thomas Tuchel names Manchester United’s three most dangerous players ahead of Champions League clash



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Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel has addressed Manchester United’s form and danger-men ahead of the Champions League clash on Wednesday evening.

Tuchel, 50, is aware of what many of the United team can offer after his stint in England with Chelsea. He was in charge of new signing Mason Mount during the England international’s most successful period at Stamford Bridge.

Following an immediate exit from the Champions League last term after taking over at the Allianz Arena – in the quarter-finals against Manchester City – Tuchel will be looking for an improved display in the European competition this time around.

However, he certainly isn’t taking the games against Manchester United lightly, despite Erik ten Hag’s side’s struggles at the start of this season, and believes there are three key players for The Reds in this upcoming fixture that makes them dangerous no matter what form they’re in.

United have won just two of their opening five Premier League games and were dismantled by Brighton at Old Trafford on the weekend.

“Their results so far don’t say much about them,” said Tuchel during his pre-match press conference.

“They can count on their excellent transitional play, with Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and now also Rasmus Højlund up front. We can’t switch off at all.

“Their start to the season has been unsatisfactory, but they could’ve led early against Brighton. They were never out of the game. United are always dangerous, they have a lot of individual quality.”

Rasmus Hojlund has now made two appearances for United and will be eager to impress in this upcoming clash. He has been involved in two disallowed goals so far but will be looking to get his name on the scoresheet on a big Champions League night.

On the opposite side will be Harry Kane, who moved to the Bundesliga champions in the summer from Tottenham Hotspur. The England international was Ten Hag’s first-choice striker signing before it was made clear that Daniel Levy would not be selling the forward to a domestic rival.

Kane, 31, echoed his manager’s comments on the potential danger that United can cause on the break.

“United are going through a difficult period at the moment. We expect a reaction,” stated the striker. “We want to dictate the game at home and need to be wary of their qualities. They’re strong on the counter with quick players. We have to create plenty of chances.”