A quick recap: United started well and almost took the lead in the fourth minute, only to concede a quick-fire first-half double to Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry. Sent out early for the second half, United pulled a goal back through Rasmus Hojlund, only for Harry Kane to add Bayern’s third from the penalty spot five minutes later. Coming either side of Mathys Tel’s fine strike, Casemiro’s late brace was not enough to rescue anything for United, who have now lost three games in a row, conceding 10 goals in the process.
Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeeeeeeeeep! It’s all over at the Allianz Arena, where Bayern Munich have won by the odd goal in seven, even if the scoreline doesn’t do justice to their almost total dominance throughout the game. Let the latest Manchester United post mortem begin …
90+4 min: Manchester United win a free-kick wide on the left, just outside the Bayern Munich penalty area. Bruno Fernandes whips the ball goalwards and it goes in off the head of Casemiro from about a yard out.
Bayern wrap things up! Just on as a substitute, Mathys Tel cushions a pass from Joshua Kimmich on his thigh and then rifles the ball into the roof of the net from six or seven yards out. Moments before the 18-year-old scored, his fellow sub Thomas Muller had hit the post. The duo came on for Harry Kane and Leroy Sane.
90+1 min: United free-kick, wide on the left and out by the touchline. Fernandes sends the ball into the penalty area, where Upamecano heads clear.
United pull a goal back! Sitting on his backside, Casemiro somehow manages to hook the ball home from eight or nine yards out it was scrambled his way by Marcus Rashford. They couldn’t rescue a point, could they?
86 min: It’s men against boys at the Allianz Arena and one suspects that only compacency could cost Bayern at this late stage. United have conceded three goal for the third consecutive game, a defensive porousness their players and supporters are not accustomed to.
84 min: Rashford gets a cross into the Bayern Munich penalty area, trying to pick out Garnacho at the far post. The ball bounces a little too high for the substitute and he’s unable to steer a shot goalwards.
83 min: Bayern goalkeeper pings a clearance to Laimer out by the right touchline and Bayern Munich set off upfield again. The ball finds its way to the feet of Choupo-Moting, whose dipping shot from distance is saved by Onana.
81 min: Manchester United double-substituion: Anthony Martial and Alejandro Garnacho on for Rasmus Hojlund and Facundo Pellistri. It’s Garnacho’s Champions League debut.
80 min: Leroy Sane plays a weighted pass into the path of Kingsley Coman, who unleashes a fierce drive from a tight-ish angle. Onana saves at his near post.
78 min: Onana flings himself to his right with both arms outstretched to save a Choupo-Moting shot from distance. Good goalkeeping.
76 min: Diogo Dalot slides in with a well-timed tackle to prevent Choupo-Moting pulling the trigger after being teed up just inside the United penalty area.
75 min: Bayern Munich substitution: Jamal Musiala, who has been absolutely terrific, makes way for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
73 min: Standing out near the left touchline, Bruno Fernandes shapes to receive a sideways pass from one of his central defenders, lets the ball roll over his foot and watches in dismay as it goes out ofr a throw-in. It’s been that kind of night.
70 min: Bayern Munich enjoy a long spell of keep-ball, leaving United’s players to chase shadows. They eventually win back possession and Reguilon, who has been one of United’s better players this evening (it’s a low bar), sets off on another rampage of sorts up the left flank. He runs into traffic and his efforts come to nothing.
69 min: Manchester United substitution: Scott McTominay on for Christian Eriksen.
67 min: The stand-out player on the pitch tonight, Jamal Musiala, who is only 20, gallops upfield again and picks out Kingsley Coman wide on the right. He tries to find Goretska with a cross into the United penalty area but the ball is cleared.
64 min: A viciously dipping drive from Leroy Sane almost catches out Onana but the United goalkeeper manages to parry the ball away from danger and out for a corner. He punches the subsequent inswinger clear.
63 min: Bayern Munich substitution: Kingsley Coman on for Serge Gnabry.
62 min: Bayern advance upfield at speed with Musiala on the ball. He plays it wide to Harry Kane, who stings the palms of Onana with a rising drive towards the near post.
58 min: Quite apart from being extremely harsh on Christian Eriksen, the penalty awarded to Bayern Munich took a while coming. Initially, it looked like both the ref and his VAR officials had decided not to give it, then Glenn Nyberg was told to adjourn to his pitchside monitor to have a look at some replays.
Despite Eriksen’s very close proximity to Upamecano (not Goretska, as I previously said) and despite his arm not being in a particularly “unnatural” position, he was deemed to have handled the ball and the spot-kick was awarded.
57 min: Leroy Sane smacks a low diagonal shot off the foot of the far post after excellent work by Musiala, who is causing Manchester United’s defence all sorts of problems and played a weighted ball into his teammates path on this occasion.
55 min: Going back to that United goal, Hojlund opened his United account with a low shot that was teed up by Marcus Rashford and took a big deflection on its way past Sven Ulreich.
Kane scores! The England skipper sends an unstoppable spot-kick curling into the side-netting.
That is very, very harsh. Eriksen was standing so close to Goretska there was nothing he could do to stop the ball hitting his arm.
51 min: Bayern go close with a shot on goal blocked by Diogo Dalot, before Leon Goretska has a header hit the outstretched arm of Christian Eriksen in the Manchester United penalty area. The ref is going to his pitchside monitor to have a look.
United pull a goal back. It’s not pretty, but Rasmus Hojlund’s deflected shot from 12 yards marks his first goal for Manchester United and gets them back into the game.
48 min: Casemiro plays a quick ball forward for Fernandes to chase through the right side of the Bayern penalty area. A Manchester United target dsuring the summer, Kim Min-Jae gets across to head the ball out of his path.
47 min: Rasmus Hojlund wins a throw-in deep in Bayern Munich territory, down by the corner flag. It’s taken, United lose possession and Bayern win a throw-in in much the same place.
46 min: Play resumes, with Manchester United having been sent out for the second half about five minutes before their hosts. There are no changes in personnel on either side.
An email: “Why the dig at Harry Maguire in the 41st minute?” asks Jason. “I thought he was injured and unavailable tonight?”
I was actually referring to the man named Harry who is on the pitch, not the one who isn’t. Mr Kane has an assist to his name, having teed up Leroy Sane for Bayern’s opener, but I’m fairly confident it is written in the gods that he will get on the score-sheet.
Peep! Referee Glenn Nyberg draws the first half to a close, with Manchester United trailing 2-0 despite getting off to a good start. A howler from Andre Onana gifted Bayern an opener scored by Leroy Sane, while some brilliant build-up play from Jamal Musiala led to their second from Serge Gnabry. United have a mountain to climb if they are to avoid losing their third game in a row.
45 min: Goretska picks out Sane in acres of space on the right flank with a pass from midfield. He cuts inside on his left foot and sends a curled effort narrowly wide of Onana’s far post. Close, but no cigar on this occasion.
43 min: Bayern Munich continue to turn the screw, piling the pressure on United. Bruno Fernandes gives his side some much-needed respite, intercepting a Leon Goretska pass and playing the ball upfield.
42 min: Marcus Rashford chases a long ball towards the byline but Dayot Upamecano is able to match him for speed and shepherd the ball out of play for a goal-kick. Rashford shakes his head in frustration.
41 min: Having started so well, Manchester United find themselves two quick-fire goals down as we approach half-toime. Gnabry tries to play Musiala through on goal but his pass is intercepted. United are on the ropes and Harry hasn’t even scored yet.
37 min: Rasmus Hojlund gets a half chance, leaping to get on the end of a Diogo Dalot cross from the left. The delivery is a little to high for him and he’s unable to steer his header on goal.
35 min: Manchester United win a free-kick wide on the right and Lindelof and Martinez make their way into the Bayern penalty area. They shouldn’t have bothered, as Fernandes’ delivery sails over the heads of both men and is cleared by the head of Upamecano.
Oof! Brilliant play from Jamal Musiala, who accelerates down the inside-left, taking on and beating Diogo Dalot, before turning to tee up Serge Gnabry with a pull-back. Bayern’s No7 made no mistake, spanking the ball past Onana, who couldn’t do much about that one.
30 min: You know what you’re going to get from Andre Onana and occasional ricks are all part of the package. If he was wearing a hat, he could have thrown it on that soft, low effort from Sane but he somehow managed to let it squirm under his body and past him into the back of the net.