Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has admitted that the Champions League holders were handed a plum tie in this morning's quarter-final draw, telling Sky Sports News than his side are confident of progressing past an out of shape Manchester United over two legs.
Robben was quickly asked for his thoughts on being paired with the defending Premier League champions in the last eight of Europe's elite club competition, with the Dutch international scarcely failing to his confidence ahead of the tie.
Pep Guardiola's side are a staggering 23 points clear of nearest Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund, with a 50-match unbeaten run in the German top-flight providing good reason for Robben's confidence at maintaining a fight for trophies on three fronts at United's expense.
The wing wizard said: “It is a great draw. I look forward to these matches.
“We play away from home in the first leg. That is an advantage.
“Manchester is not in the best shape. But it still is a very good team.”
The Red Devils are languishing domestically but powered past Olympiakos on Wednesday to keep their Champions League dream alive, thanks to a hat-trick from Robin van Persie.
David Moyes' men will need to find another level to down all-conquering Bayern though, as demonstrated by Arsenal's inability to match the Bavarians over two legs in the last round.
Robben was rather controversially at the centre of that 3-1 aggregate success over the Gunners, with the speedster surely relishing the chance to face a United side who will be without left-back Patrice Evra through suspension for the first leg at Old Trafford on April 1st.