MUNICH: Harry Kane converted a penalty as Bayern Munich caused more problems for Manchester United with a 4-3 win in the Champions League group stage earlier this morning.
United traveled to Germany on the back of a poor performance as well as problems off the pitch and received no mercy from Bayern who have now won all 20 of their opening matches in the Champions League.
It was the fourth defeat in six games for Erik ten Hag’s side in all competitions this season as they failed to recover from a humiliating 3-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton at home in the Premier League last weekend.
Bayern took control when visiting goalkeeper Andre Onana failed to properly save Leroy Sane’s weak shot in the 28th minute before Serge Gnabry added the second goal.
Rasmus Hojlund pulled one back before Kane scored a penalty early in the second half.
Casemiro’s goal gave United some hope of a comeback but Bayern substitute Mathys Tel grabbed the hosts’ fourth after injury time.
Casemiro then headed home a goal for United in the final attack of the match.
“We lost our focus a little bit for the last five minutes,” Kane, who has now scored five goals in five games for Bayern since arriving from Tottenham, told TNT Sports .
“We were lucky to maintain that position. It’s often great to score goals. There’s still room to improve.”
Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel, who watched the match from the stands after receiving a red card in the match last season, said his team “deserved to win.”
“What’s important are three points.”
Six-time European champions Bayern jumped to top of Group A after their previous match saw Galatasaray draw 2-2 with FC Copenhagen in Istanbul.
United visit Burnley this weekend with their second Champions League game at home against Galatasaray next month.
The Red Devils have now conceded three or more goals in three consecutive matches for the first time since 1978.
“If you score three goals at Bayern, you should get at least one point,” said United manager Ten Hag.
“We are in a period where things are not in our favor – but we have to improve our fate.”