Bayern to delay decision on stricken star Robben ahead of United clash

29 March 2010 09:47
Bayern Munich are giving Arjen Robben every chance to recover from a calf injury and will delay a decision on his fitness until shortly before Tuesday night's Champions League tie with Manchester United.

The former Chelsea winger is considered a more influential figure than Franck Ribery at the Allianz Arena, following crucial goals against  Fiorentina in the Champions League and Schalke in the German Cup, and is being given injections and massages after limping off with a calf injury against Stuttgart on Saturday.

Injury doubt: Bayery Munich's Arjen Robben may miss the Champions League match against Manchester United

Bayern insiders rate his chances of facing United as 'less than 50-50'.

Full back Philipp Lahm admitted the loss of Robben would tilt thetie United's way, saying: 'When you consider the importance of thosegoals against Fiorentina and Schalke, there is no doubt it  will beharder than ever for us, if Arjen is ruled out.'

Striker Mario Gomez trained on Sunday after three weeks out, and is expected to be available.

Ribery reiterated that he  will snub Chelsea and United and choosebetween Real Madrid and Barcelona if he leaves Bayern in the summer.

'My wife does not like the weather in Germany. We cannot go toEngland. The choice is between staying at Bayern or moving to La Liga,'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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