Thomas Tuchel forbidden from touchline for Champions League opener vs Manchester United

Thomas Tuchel will be watching his side’s opening Champions League group stage game against Manchester United on Wednesday night from the stands.

While I am sure Tuchel will have a better view than us at the Allianz Arena, the German coach will serve a one-game touchline ban when Manchester United travel to Bavaria, as per the Manchester Evening News.

The Reds kick off their 2023/24 Champions League campaign against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. It’s a mammoth tie even though both teams go into the game with problems.

While United have started the new season slowly, Bayern have picked up 10 points from four Bundesliga games and they will be favourites on Wednesday night – with or without Tuchel on the touchline to bark his orders.

Tuchel will serve a one-match ban after being sent off during Bayern’s final Champions League match of last season, a 1-1 draw against Man City in April, and the suspension has carried into this season.

As a result, Tuchel will have to watch from the stands but he is allowed into his side’s changing room and can communicate with his staff.

It seems like a watered down ban if you ask me.

Let us know in the comments section what sort of result you are expecting United to get against Bayern. We fully understand if your bank of optimism has been drained in recent weeks.

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