Bayern Munich v Manchester United: 10 reasons for United to be optimistic ahead of Champions League quarter-final

David Moyes takes his side to the Allianz Arena having drawn 1-1 in the first leg

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Manchester United go into Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie against Bayern Munich as considerable underdogs.

Pep Guardiola's side have been in supreme form for the vast majority of this season - they secured the Bundesliga title in March, are in the German Cup final and have progressed seamlessly to the last eight in Europe too.

But, after going 19 games unbeaten in all competitions, Bayern were beaten in Augsburg at the weekend - their first loss in 53 Bundesliga games. United, meanwhile, built on the spirited 1-1 draw when the sides met at Old Trafford last Tuesday with a convincing 4-0 victory at St James' Park on Saturday.

So is it right that United are unfancied to progress?

Here are 10 reasons why David Moyes' men can upset the Champions League holders and put their name in the hat for when the semi-final draw is made on Friday.