Scott McTominay will start Man United's UCL match with Barcelona - Solskjaer reveals

Scott McTominay will start Man United's UCL match with Barcelona - Solskjaer reveals

- Scott McTominay has been confirmed he will start Man United's Champions League tie with Barcelona

- The Scottish international was rested in United's 2-1 victory over visiting West Ham at Old Trafford

- McTominay was regarded as the Red Devils' player during their first leg Champions League quarter final defeat to Barca

Scott McTominay was rested by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during Manchester United's 2-1 win over West Ham at Old Trafford.

And the Norwegian manager has revealed that the Scotland international was kept fresh ahead of United's Champions League game against Barcelona in midweek.

The Red Devils are faced with a daunting task to shock the tournament favourites as they look to overturn a 1-0 defeat suffered in the first leg.

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Solskjaer was aware of his side's Champions League quarter final second leg clash against Ernesto Valverde's side at Camp Nou, when they played West Ham in the Premier League.

Midfielder McTominay who has been in top form for United recently, was confirmed by Solskjaer he was left out against the Hammers to rest for Barca.

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Speaking about McTominay, Solskajer said: "He’s a young boy and that mental and physical output on Wednesday was a lot and he’ll be needed on Tuesday.

"He needed a break today."

United striker Marcus Rashford was also left out of the starting line-up against the Hammers but came on to make an impact.

"Rashy has been injured and ill and it was about him working hard (against Barcelona)." Solskjaer revealed.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Jose Mourinho has singled out Scott McTominay as the only Manchester United player who silenced Barcelona during their Champions League game.

Lionel Messi and co ran away with a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford as United failed to register a single shot on goal. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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