Man United vs FC Barcelona Injury Report: Dembele, Sanchez, Herrera, Matic

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Although they are only down 1-0, it’s going to take another near miracle for Manchester United to win at FC Barcelona, take the UEFA Champions League tie, and move on to the tournament semifinal. Barcelona have made the Camp Nou a fortress this season, losing at the venue only once in 2018-19. Hey, United pulled it off in the last round at Paris Saint-Germain, so anything can happen.

It was clear yesterday that both sides were looking ahead to this match, and quite distracted in their domestic fixtures on Saturday. Barca midfielder Arturo Vidal freely admitted it, while United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer implied it. Or at least one could infer that by reading in between the lines of what he had to say.

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Let’s take a look at the fitness situation for both sides. United are hoping to bring ?midfielders Nemanja Matic and ?Ander Herrera, as well as forward Alexis Sanchez, back into the mix after the trio played no part in the 2-1 win over West Ham yesterday. The triad have all been battling injuries in recent weeks.

There is one confirmed absentee, left back Luke Shaw, who is suspended for this clash after picking up his third yellow card of the tournament during last week’s first leg at Old Trafford.

As for Barca, they welcomed the high-priced Ousmane Dembele back from a thigh injury in the goalless draw against Huesca on Saturday.

After 67 minutes of action, the French international could be poised for a first team assignment in this one.

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Manchester United vs FC Barcelona (1-0 aggregate) UEFA Champions League Quarter-final FYIs

Kickoff- Tuesday Apr 16 Camp Nou 8pm

Starting XI Predictions- FC Barcelona    Manchester United

Google Result Probability-  FC Barcelona win 68%, Draw 20%, Manchester United win 12%

Referee- Felix Brych

Odds via BetFair- FC Barcelona 2/5, Draw 4/1, Manchester United win 15/2

Press conference video, quotes- coming Monday

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Prediction- FC Barcelona 2, United 1

Having pretty much already locked up La Liga, Barca will be locked in on trying to win this competition, and that focus will be difficult for United to overcome.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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  1. i am a barcelona fans from nigeria please do not make a mistake psg make in around 16, will need the champions leagues win it

  2. Ernest turkson says

    Valverde should play attacking football.ole Messi ole Barca all the way.

  3. pls don’t do mistake as PSG please play attacking game

  4. Anonymous says

    enersto valverd should pair dembele with Leo and suarez FORCA BARCELONA

  5. Man u win 3-1

  6. Ernesto V. is one funny coach. Don’t be surprise if he changes some players position on that day. He is a confused coach. And if you ask me, Semedo should hold the right wing. Man United attackers are very fast, Sergi R. cannot hold them. Sergi can enter second half. I also hope Suarez will be in his good behavior. And pls, Ernesto, don’t be too defensive, go for goals.

  7. Iam James Akeen, a Barcelona fan from south sudan, i wish Sergio to take care this round b’se he might catch another card which i do not like to happen. iam quite sure barcelona will win that game for them to Succed to the semi final!

  8. Hamza haladu says

    Don.t do defending game as psg up barca hbello malaji nigeria

  9. Nature Melo Gh says

    Barca go do it we are not psg oh,but enersto must be a very chareful.what we have to do is that, we have to play attacking game.ole messi,suarez and dembele

  10. Saidu kamara says

    Am saidu kamara a barcelona fan from sierra leone, am optimistic that barca will be victorious on tuesday, they should learn to overcome mistakes like last session with Roma. Up barca……..!!!!

  11. Martin G Genteh says

    Martin G Genteh

  12. Anonymous says

    Martin G Genteh

  13. We have waited for this day to come,Seeing thing right now we make it the semi final.We re in home so we should take the advantage of the game,our attacking should be very strong.Up barca

  14. velverd should start dembele at the right wing and not coutinos wing, if he want to win this game

  15. Barca will have to beat utd wth a scores that will make any team fear barca, barca 5-0 man utd…Why Not..! Itz me Mahmud B Mahmud 4rm Nigeria

  16. Anonymous says

    Mighty Iam Barca Fan What I Want 4rom Barca Is 2 Win Like 5~0

  17. Mighty From Nigeria says

    Mighty Iam Barca Fan What I Want 4rom Barca Is 2 Win Like 5~0

  18. ABDULLAHI YUNUSA KWAI says

    of course even if me I advise d valvade to attack for goals ,not got depends

  19. I am Barca fans from Nigeria, the couch should do the needful by caution Busquets , last match he was too agreesive this time around to avoid yellow cards, any yellow card he will automatically missing next match if Barca progress semi, having Dembélé is boast to Barca , victory all the way

  20. Am so gratefull becoz barca has a messiah,but dat should nt convince u guyz an hope on him oooo barca attacker should be more serious Dan da other day more especially suarez he should stop those slogiuseness TANXXX AM SAMUEL FROM NIGERIA BEST OF LUCK

  21. Am A Barca Fan From Uganda And I Think We Gave United Enough Respft At There Stadium But They Come To Nou Camp Were Barca Havent Lost A Single Game Since 2013. And I Think Messi Will Decide This Game! Forca Barca

  22. Man U Must Win Dis Game Coz We A Hvng Sanchez , Matic & Herrera’s Return Which Meanz Barca Is Gng 2 Lose, Man U Fans Dnt Fear

  23. ajimosun ayanfe says

    i am ajimosun ayanfe from nigeria man will win dat game for sure because we have 3 player dat are presence now which is matic nd hererra wit sanchez

  24. Barcelona must learn from what happened last season, the players must be focused and never look down on the opponent. They should also learn from the downfall of PSG.

  25. EMMY OKAFOR says

    WE ARE BARCELONA: WE LEAD!

  26. jafar jiks says

    i am a man united fan we will barca 2-1

  27. Man u need to cover barca as early as possible,just has they have done for psg.”ATTACK” dem confuse dem UP MAN U

  28. Iam TONY LOKU From kk south sudan. All united fans do not loose hope,game is game united wil win 3 to 1 .BIGUP TO ALL UNITED FANS

  29. Man utd win 2-0 b/cos fastness of our strikers, thing is Dat the manager should tell pogba Tobe faster & give accurate pass 2 strikers. UP UTD.

  30. Up man utd am gbenga 4rm nigeria united av nt loss home and away ever since so i av 55%sure united will win

  31. Richard Lungu says

    We are going to win the game no doubt.

  32. Anonymous says

    I hope man united will come back, as they did against psg by the grace of God, i am telling all united fans that ole will do the same as he did against Paris.

  33. Ricardo bounce kaka says

    Man united is a team that you will not under rate, they can do anything in the pitch, Paul pogba will be their for his dangerous passes while Marcus rashford and lukaku will their to finish for united fans thank you.

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