Manchester United v Bayern Munich: 10 reasons why Manchester United can reach the semi-finals of the Champions League

A look at the reasons why United could spring a surprise on Tuesday night and put one foot in the last eight

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Could Manchester United really beat Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final first leg?

The thought is almost laughable, given United's dismal form this season compared to Bayern's unstoppable charge to the Bundesliga title and the prospect of back-to-back triumphs in Europe.

There is no doubt David Moyes' side come up against the strongest team in Europe who in the last round had few problems navigating their way past Arsenal, a team higher in the Premier League than United.

However, there are a few reasons for optimism.

Ahead of tonight's game at Old Trafford we take a look at what those are. Check out our guide below...