Man Utd boss Moyes welcomes Bayern Munich draw

Manchester United boss David Moyes has welcomed their Champions League tie with Bayern Munich. Moyes admitted that Bayern were the tournament favourites.

Manchester United boss David Moyes has welcomed their Champions League tie with Bayern Munich.

Moyes admitted that Bayern were the tournament favourites.

But he insisted: "I was thrilled that we were in that draw and we're in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. When we were 2-0 down to Olympiacos a week or so ago, I don't think a lot of people were putting us through to the quarter-final draw.

"So in a lot of ways it didn't matter who I drew. But I've got to say I've drawn out the favourites and obviously the holders of the cup competition as well so it's a really tough draw for us, but one that I'm looking forward to."

Bayern director of sport Matthias Sammer said United's threat should not be under-estimated, even if they are struggling in the Premier League.

"It's a highly attractive draw," he told the club's website. "They showed in the second leg of their last-16 game what they're capable of.

"On a good day, they are deadly. We must ensure they don't have two good days. I'd say the draw's manageable, but dangerous."

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