Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery fit to face Manchester United in Champions League quarter-final

23 March 2010 11:39
French winger Ribery, a transfer target of Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid, has missed Bayern's last two games after suffering an ankle injury during the last 16 Champions League victory against Fiorentina.[LNB]Ribery and former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben have been pinpointed as the Bayern dangermen by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of next week's quarter-final first-leg. [LNB] Related ArticlesWayne Rooney set to be rested for visit to BoltonWayne Rooney raises fitness worries'Park not just bought to sell shirts in Far East'Neville: Beckham will be back 'within a few months'Ferguson: Rooney to blame for injuryInjury worry for Rooney and FabregasAnd Bayern expect Ribery to prove his fitness by returning to action in the DFB Cup semi-final against Schalke on Wednesday. [LNB]Bayern president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: 'We're optimistic about Franck returning for the midweek cup game.'[LNB]United have been installed as strong favourites to overcome Bayern to book a semi-final against either Bordeaux or Lyon. [LNB]But Bayern coach Louis van Gaal, who won the Champions League with Ajax in the 1990s, insists that the German outfit can beat United on the way to winning a treble this term. [LNB]Van Gaal said: 'I think the league title is the priority for Bayern Munich, but all the players want to win the cup too, and the Champions League. I certainly want to win all three trophies.[LNB]'We're top of the league, we're in the cup semi-finals, and the quarter-finals in the Champions League - and how many other leading European clubs can say that?[LNB]'Only Bordeaux and Inter Milan. It's unbelievable and very good.'[LNB]United midfielder Ji-Sung Park claims that the Premier League champions must win all seven remaining league games to secure a fourth successive title.[LNB]Park's headed winner in the 2-1 victory against Liverpool on Sunday allowed Ferguson's team to open a two-point gap at the top of the table. [LNB]And despite the prospect of the tightest title race for years, the South Korean insists that United's task is straightforward. [LNB]Park said: 'There are seven league games left and if we win them all then we will win the title. [LNB]'We don't need to worry about Arsenal or Chelsea because if we win our games we will be champions. [LNB]'It was a great feeling to score against Liverpool. Derby matches are very important games, so to score the winner is a fantastic feeling. [LNB]'Doing it in front of the Stretford End was unbelievable as well because you're right next to the fans' reaction. I was very happy. [LNB]'I want to score more goals for United - and it doesn't matter who they are against. [LNB]'I know I should score more. I feel good scoring against the big teams like Arsenal, Milan and Liverpool, but I want to score more goals.'[LNB]

Source: Telegraph