Created on 05-04-2010 at 00:00 AM
The 76,212 crowd sits close up to the hallowed turf, and the air is filled with the scent of 100 glory-laden years: Old Trafford, where Bayern meet Manchester United in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final return, rates as one of the world’s great football grounds. The self-styled “Theatre of Dreams” generally provides plenty of home comfort for United, but it has often proved a nightmare for opponents.
United have played 95 Premier League fixtures at Old Trafford in the last five seasons, but Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have lost just six. In the Champions League, the Red Devils’ proud run of 23 home games without defeat only came to an end with a 1-0 reverse against Besiktas last November.