MANCHESTER UNITED can thanks neighbours City for a surprise boost for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Bayern Munich.
United might need any help they can get against Harry Kane and Co.
And that includes the absence of Tuchel’s animated antics pitch-side.
Tuchel was restrained by a Bayern assistant as he protested over a challenge by Aymeric Laporte on Kingsley Coman in the dying minutes.
But the German continued his complaints and referee Clement Turpin sent him to the stands.
Tuchel was no doubt frustrated as Bayern were being held at 1-1, which was the final score, meaning a 4-1 exit on aggregate.
City, of course, went on to win the Treble.
In contrast, Erik ten Hag’s United go to the same venue after three defeats in their opening five Premier League games.
Ex-Tottenham striker Kane seems certain to line up against the Red Devils after four goals in four unbeaten Bundesliga matches for Bayern.
That makes a hamstring injury for United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka that rules him out for a “few weeks” even more of a problem for Ten Hag.
But midfield loanee Sofyan Amrabat is eyeing his Red Devils debut.