Thiago Alcantara to miss Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United

Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara head the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany on February 02, 2014
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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara is likely to miss both legs of his side's Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United due to a knee problem.

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara is likely to miss both legs of his side's Champions League quarter-final tie with Manchester United due to a knee problem.

The 22-year-old, who joined Bayern last summer after rejecting a move to Old Trafford, suffered ligament damage during the first half of Saturday's 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim.

A Bayern statement said: "The first diagnosis for Thiago is a suspected partial tear of the ligament. He will most likely miss both quarter-final legs against Manchester United."

Coach Pep Guardiola told reporters: "Thiago Alcantara will be out for about a month most likely. That is really bad news. We will miss him."

Alcantara has made 20 first-team appearances for Bayern, scoring two goals in the process.

Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Bayern Munich in the German city of Moenchengladbach on January 24, 2014
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