Bayern Munich are concerned that Arjen Robben will miss the Champions League quarter-final tie against Manchester United due to injury.
Robben suffered a calf strain in Bayern’s 2-1 defeat to Stuttgart on Saturday after coming on as a half-time substitute for Louis van Gaal’s side.
Robben appears unlikely to face United at the Allianz Arena, although Bayern are desperate for him to play some part in Tuesday’s showdown.
“We are hopeful he will be able to play but we are not confident,” a Bayern spokesman told the Sun. “Our medical department is doing everything they can to get him fit.
“They have given him an injection and we will see what difference that makes. We hope it will be okay but we’re worried.
“This injury happened because he has played a lot lately and his muscles are tired. We hope he will be able to play some part against United, even if he is on the bench.”
United rested Wayne Rooney against Bolton at the weekend due to a foot injury but the striker is expected to be available for the Bayern tie. Rooney scored four goals in two legs against Milan and Bayern midfielder Mark van Bommel admits stopping the England striker won’t be easy.
“It will not be easy to deal with Rooney because he is such a good player,” Van Bommel said. “We normally man-mark players like him but I don’t think we can with him because he is too good. We will have to defend zonally so that more than one player can take care of him.”