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Robben: We Don't Fear United At All

Bayern Munich winger, Arjen Robben, is confident the German champions have nothing to ‘fear’ against Manchester United in their Champions League quarter-final clash.

Whilst Bayern are easing through the German Bundesliga, having yet to experience defeat this season, the Red Devils are struggling under their new manager, David Moyes, with the Champions League their only outside chance of silverware this season.

Man United host the treble winner in the first-leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday, and Robben highlight’s Bayern want to repeat their Champions League success from last year.

"Bayern have no fear of United at all,” the Dutchman told the Sunday Mirror.

"No team can have stroll to the final. We are facing Manchester United, a big name in world football. But we are razor sharp.

"Our football is phenomenal and we want to show that more than anywhere in the Champions League.

"Playing United is the sort of thing that really gets the best out of me.

“We won the German League last week. But we were not even bothered about that. Nobody in the dressing room was talking about it. We knew ages ago we would win the title.

"Beating every team in the Champions League is our big thing. The Champions League is what we want again, especially after winning it at Wembley last year."

Robben scored the 2-1 winner in Bayern’s Champions league final against Borussia Dortmund last year, and has again been involved in 29 goals (G16 Ass13) this season.

The 30-year-old has recently extended his contract at Munich, and says have a 'huge' chance of winning more thophies under Pep Guardiola this year.

"Guardiola has turned us into the most dominant team in Europe. We have made another giant step as a team this season,” he added.

"We are more dominant than we have been. From the very first minute we put massive pressure on our opponents and are capable of keeping the ball and putting them under pressure for the full 90 minutes.

"Guardiola is very demanding. He asks a lot from his players. Every day it is so intense. But I love that.

“Our playing style is even more attacking than last year. Then we used to play compact, and we let the other team come into our half sometimes, so we could hit them with the counter-attack.

"But this manager is tactically so strong. He is always pointing out where we can find the space to get one-on-one situations. He teaches us to make quick sprints and runs without the ball.

"So it becomes a total clockwork. It is fascinating to play in that system. The chances of winning more trophies in the next few years are huge."

Bayern have won three of their last six games against United (D2 L1) since the Red Devils famously won the 1999 Champions League final in injury-time.

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