Man United vs Barcelona: Champions League preview, head-to-head, possible line ups

Man United vs Barcelona: Champions League preview, head-to-head, possible line ups

- Man United vs Barcelona is the biggest clash of the Champions League quarterfinal

- The Red Devils will be playing at home against the star-studded Ernesto Valverde's side

- United will be looking to maintain a good home record against their counterpart at Old Trafford

Man United vs Barcelona will take place at the Theatre of Dreams as both sides will be looking to grind out a result in their quarter final first leg game at Old Trafford.

United had a dramatic comeback in their round of 16 fixture with Paris Saint-Germain making it through 3-3 on aggregate but qualified on the away-goal rule.

On the other hand, Barca defeated Ligue 1 side Lyon, 3-0 at the Camp Nou after playing a goalless draw in France in the first leg.

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This will be the first time both teams will be meeting after the Champions League final at Wembley in 2011, where Barcelona were victorious with a 3-1 win.

But Man United have never lost to the Spanish side on home soil, winning two and drawing the same number of matches.

The last meeting at Old Trafford was during the 2007-08 season and it ended 1-0 in favour of the Red Devils courtesy of a trademark shot from Paul Scholes.

Lionel Messi has a brilliant record against English sides in the Champions League scoring 22 goals in 30 matches, more than any other player in the competition's history.

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Marcus Rashford, Alexis Sanchez and Nemanja Matic are expected to make Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI while Ander Herrera, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia have been ruled out of the encounter due to injuries.

Barcelona are hopeful of welcoming Ousmane Dembele back into their squad, with the Frenchman having been sidelined since the last-16 tie with Lyon.

Possible line ups

Man United's starting XI: De Gea, Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal, Messi, Suarez, Coutinho

Date: Wednesday, April 10

Time: 8pm (Nigerian time)

Venue: Old Tafford

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez have handed Man United massive injury boost ahead of their Champions League quarter-final the first leg tie on Wednesday, April 10.

According to Mirror report, Marcus Rashford, who was missing in action in United's defeat by Wolves last week along with England’s game last month joined Tuesday’s session at Carrington.

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