Whilst Robin van Persie stole all the headlines after scoring a hattrick against Olympaicos, David de Gea played his part when making some fantastic saves. Had United conceded, we would have had to score at least four goals to progress.

On several occasions, the Stretford End chanted his name, which didn’t go unnoticed by the keeper.

“The fans were great the other night against Olympiacos,” he said. “We always know that on big Champions League nights they are with us and that strength we drew from their support and that push they gave us was very, very important. We know it will be the same against Bayern Munich – they will be there for us. That support that we get is vital. When the stadium is full and you hear the crowd singing your name it’s a lovely feeling and it’s something you’re really grateful for and thankful for. We’ll be really pleased if we can repay that support. That would be great.”




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