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Potential Lineups: Manchester United vs Barcelona


Potential Lineups: Manchester United vs Barcelona

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal with Arturo Vidal.

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It’s Manchester United vs Barcelona, and Outdated Trafford will bear witness to the quarter-final conflict. These two sides have featured in a few of Europe’s most dramatic video games, and the objectives have all the time been a lot.

Lionel Messi is the person to be stopped if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and firm want to go into the second leg on the Camp Nou with none huge woe to fret about.

Allow us to take a look at how the 2 European giants might lineup for the primary leg:


Manchester United

Accidents is probably not that massive of a priority for the house facet, as has been the case for the previous few weeks. Solskjaer remains to be mulling over the health of Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera, whereas Marcus Rashford is more likely to spring again from his ankle challenge and begin for the sport.

This leaves Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia, Alexis Sanchez, and Eric Bailly as the plain absentees for the sport. By the way, whereas the Chilean is free from damage and again in coaching, he hasn’t regained sufficient kind to play in opposition to his former facet.

A disciplined backline and a inventive Paul Pogba can be essential if United are to finish the sport with a optimistic outlook for the second leg.


Goalkeeper: De Gea
Defenders: Younger, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw
Midfielders: Matic, Fred, Pogba
Forwards: Lingard, Rashford, Martial

Formation: 4-3-3

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It gained’t be a tricky encounter for the Catalan giants, not when one views the rampage with which they’ve taken on different sides in latest weeks. The La Liga giants are unbeaten in 6 video games, and Lionel Messi is a person hungry for extra objectives.

By way of damage, they’ll be with out Rafinha and Dembele, with the latter unlikely to be risked this early into his restoration. All in all, they are going to be trying to rating objectives early and trigger an upset, with the drama in opposition to Roma and PSG up to now two seasons not one thing they’d want to replicate.


Goalkeeper: ter Stegen
Defenders: Alba, Lenglet, Pique, Semedo
Midfielders: Rakitic, Busquets, Roberto
Forwards: Messi, Suarez, Coutinho

Formation: 4-3-3