DAVID MOYES' pre-match vow to keep Manchester United in the running in their Champions League quarter-final clash with Bayern Munich has been kept, as he held the visitors to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last night.
Manchester United attacked the Bayern defence with vigour for the first ten minutes, before Guardiola's trade-mark tactic of possession kicked in, and United rarely saw the ball over the course of the first half, which was full of controversy as Danny Welbeck's blistering shot into the Bayern net was disallowed for high foot.
Success came for United in the 59th minute, following a delicate header from Nemanja Vidic, a player who shown his true capabilities on what many see to be the biggest night of the season for the Reds, and one many thought would lead to crushing disappointment.
Jubilation was short lived, as eight minutes later, Bastien Schweinsteiger clawed one back for Bayen, to pull things level.
Not long after this however, he fell from grace as he saw red following a slide in on Rooney, upon which the number ten well and truly capitalised, causing Schweinsteiger's second yellow.
Munich will also be without Javi Martinez, who misses the tie following an accumulation of yellows.
Bayern possess an away goal advantage, and their record in ties in which they draw the first 1-1 is impeccable; they've progressed all eleven times.
Munich is of course, a place close to the heart of any United supporter, following the 1956 Air Disaster, but there's hope United can come away with good memories of the day, however unlikely it may first appear.
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