Form: The contrast between the two teams' recent fortunes could barely be more stark. Manchester United are enduring a wretched season under new manager David Moyes, while Bayern Munich have swept to the Bundesliga title in record time under their new coach, Pep Guardiola. United are 17 points off the pace in the Premier League and 10 points below the top four, meaning they are likely to need to win this season's Champions League just to qualify for next season's competition. They have already lost 3-0 at home to both Liverpool and Manchester City this month, although they warmed up for Bayern's visit with a 4-1 win over Aston Villa. Bayern retained the German title with seven matches to spare last week and are now seeking to become the first team to complete a Bundesliga season unbeaten and successfully defend the European Cup in the Champions League era. They dropped points at the weekend in a 3-3 draw at home to Hoffenheim, but remain 23 points clear of second-place Borussia Dortmund.

Coaches

Manchester United: David Moyes (SCO); age: 50

Bayern Munich: Pep Guardiola (ESP); age: 43

Leading scorers (all competitions)

Manchester United: Wayne Rooney/Robin van Persie (17 goals)

Bayern Munich: Mario Mandzukic/Thomas Mueller (22 goals)

Domestic league performance

Manchester United: seventh in the Premier League, 17 points behind leaders Liverpool and 10 points adrift of fourth-place Arsenal

Bayern Munich: have already retained German title. Unbeaten and 23 points clear of second-place Borussia Dortmund

Group-stage performances

Manchester United: winners of Group A ahead of Bayer Leverkusen

Bayern Munich: winners of Group D ahead of Manchester City

European Cup/Champions League best performances

Manchester United: winners (1968, 1999, 2008)

Bayern Munich: winners (1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013)

Other honours

Manchester United: 20 x English champions, 11 x FA Cup winners, 4 x League Cup winners, 1 x Cup Winners' Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners, 1 x Intercontinental Cup winners, 1 x Club World Cup winners

Bayern Munich: 24 x German champions, 16 x German Cup winners, 1 x Cup Winners' Cup winners, 1 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x Club World Cup winners, 2 x Intercontinental Cup winners

Previous meetings (all Champions League)

Bayern Munich 2 Manchester United 2 - 1998-99 group phase

Manchester United 1 Bayern Munich 1 - 1998-99 group phase

Manchester United 2 Bayern Munich 1 - 1998-99 final

Manchester United 0 Bayern Munich 1 - 2000-01 quarter-finals

Bayern Munich 2 Manchester United 1 - 2000-01 quarter-finals

Bayern Munich 1 Manchester United 1 - 2001-02 second group phase

Manchester United 0 Bayern Munich 0 - 2001-02 second group phase

Bayern Munich 2 Manchester United 1 - 2009-10 quarter-finals

Manchester United 3 Bayern Munich 2 - 2009-10 quarter-finals