Man Utd handed unexpected boost as Thomas Tuchel WON’T be in Bayern Munich dugout – and they have rivals to thank

MANCHESTER UNITED can thanks neighbours City for a surprise boost for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Bayern Munich.

Home boss Thomas Tuchel will serve a one-match dugout ban for a red card against Pep Guardiola‘s men in last year’s quarter-finals.

Bayern chief Thomas Tuchel will be missing from the benchRex

GettyHarry Kane must be champing at the bit to take on misfiring Man Utd[/caption]

United might need any help they can get against Harry Kane and Co.

And that includes the absence of Tuchel’s animated antics pitch-side.

The ex-Chelsea chief lost his cool in the second leg against Man City at the Allianz Arena in April.

Tuchel was restrained by a Bayern assistant as he protested over a challenge by Aymeric Laporte on Kingsley Coman in the dying minutes.

But the German continued his complaints and referee Clement Turpin sent him to the stands.

Tuchel was no doubt frustrated as Bayern were being held at 1-1, which was the final score, meaning a 4-1 exit on aggregate.

City, of course, went on to win the Treble.

In contrast, Erik ten Hag’s United go to the same venue after three defeats in their opening five Premier League games.


Ex-Tottenham striker Kane seems certain to line up against the Red Devils after four goals in four unbeaten Bundesliga matches for Bayern.

That makes a hamstring injury for United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka that rules him out for a “few weeks” even more of a problem for Ten Hag.

But midfield loanee Sofyan Amrabat is eyeing his Red Devils debut.