Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal is confident his side can handle striker Wayne Rooney when they play host to Manchester United on Tuesday.
Rooney has scored 33 goals this season and ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg, Van Gaal conceded: “He is hard to mark out of the game.
“We can manage as we also have quality. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and his players should be scared of that.
“I never have fear and my players don’t have any fear either.”
Bayern playmaker Franck Ribery also pinpointed the threat posed by in-form Rooney.
“Rooney is carrying the United team this season,” he told The Sun. “We must pay great attention to him.
“He’s having a tremendous season and I am happy for him. He’s a player I like a lot.
“He’s hungry. He gives everything for his team. He will tackle, he defends, he attacks, he scores goals. He’s full of confidence.”
United manager Sir Ferguson is optimistic England forward Rooney can continue his excellent run of form in the match against Bayern.
“Rooney has had an exceptional season and has elevated himself to one of the world’s best players,” he stated. “He’s been unbelievable this season and I hope it continues on Tuesday.
“I think to score away from home is a big advantage and we must try to do that.”