Oliver Kay of the Times on how Bayern Munich must cope with Wayne Rooney and Manchester United's attack in tonight's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal match-up:
How will Bayern try to cope with Wayne Rooney?
OK: Assuming that United play with only Rooney up front and with two players in support out wide, the central defenders will share the responsibility for marking him. I doubt very much that they will man-mark him.
If you stop Rooney, do you stop United?
OK: Many have portrayed United as a one-man team recently but much of their success has been down to the service Rooney has been received. If you stop Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher controlling the midfield, much Rooney's threat disappears. Likewise if the ball doesn't reach the wide players, it doesn't reach Rooney.
Bayern have a very good coach in Van Gaal and they will have a game-plan to stop Rooney and cut off the service to him.