UEFA Champions League: Barcelona Vs Manchester United Preview

Manchester United and Barcelona – will face off for a semi final spot in the pick of the Champions League quarter-final matches.

Man Utd completed a historic comeback to overturn a 2-0 home deficit and book their place in ucl quarter-finals at the expense of PSG in Paris.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team will have to do a better job than Lyon to stop Barcelona’s Lionel Messi who is in sensational form as Ernesto Valverde’s Blaugrana hunt down a possible treble.

Neither side has any suspension issues to worry about, with Paul Pogba free to return after serving his one-match ban during United’s win in Paris.

Alexis Sanchez is still out with a knee injury, though it is unlikely the Chilean would have started anyway.

Ousmane Dembele is in the squad to face United though he has not been declared fit.

Barcelona have a good recent record against United in this competition. In the 2011 final they beat United 3-1 with an inspired Lionel Messi, and in the 2009 final they triumphed 2-0. Of course history shouldn’t count for anything when they come face-to-face this year.

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