Rooney sends a confident message to Manchester United fans about Bayern Munich

Rooney sends a confident message to Manchester United fans about Bayern Munich

Wayne Rooney is confident that Manchester United can knock Bayern Munich out of the Champions League and progress to the semi-final tomorrow night.

In the first leg last week, few expected Manchester United to get a result but a staunch defensive performance gave us a 1-1 draw and a fighting chance of progressing tomorrow night at the Allianz Arena.

Rooney was not expected to be fit but took part in training this morning and has flown to Munich today with the squad.

There is no official confirmation as to whether he will play tomorrow but David Moyes is expected to give more details in his pre-match press conference this afternoon.

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Rooney also reiterated his confidence in an interview with UEFA.com.

“We believe we can go through, we believe we have good enough players,” he said.

“It will be tough because, for me, Bayern and Barcelona are probably the two best teams in the competition.

“We have to be at our best, we have to be focused and prepare well. We are ready. It is an exciting game for us, for the fans… it’s a massive game to be involved in.

“Of course I do [believe United can win the tournament]. I think we have to.

“We have seen in the past with so many different teams. Everyone has their favourites each year – Bayern or Barcelona – but it doesn’t always happen. For instance, when Chelsea won it in 2012, I think they nearly went out three times.”

Whether or not Rooney’s confidence is misplaced will be seen tomorrow night but with United going into the game off the back of a morale boosting 4-0 victory over St James’ Park and Bayern coming into the game having lost their 53 game unbeaten streak, anything can happen.

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