Manchester United and Barcelona will fight it out over 90 minutes or longer of their second leg to see who makes it through to the last 16 of the Europa League.
Man United vs Barcelona UEL 2023
The score is at 2-2 after a pulsating game at the Nou Camp last week which saw both sides lead at different points. Marcus Rashford’s goal and assist for an own goal from Jules Kounde cancelled out Marcos Alonso’s opener. Barca levelled things up again with an equaliser coming from Raphinha.
arcelona are on course for their first LaLiga title since Lionel Messi left the club and Erik ten Hag has Manchester United back in the Champions League places, tapping ever so gently on Manchester City and Arsenal’s door at the top of the Premier League.
- Competition: Europa League
- Knockout: round play-offs
- Stadium: Old Trafford
- Temp: 6°C
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Man United have had lots of gamers at the naughty step recently, however the duo of Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer are returned from continental bans served withinside the first leg, even as Casemiro may also go back to the fold amid his three-sport home suspension, which has now been completed.
Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek hold their long-time period recoveries, even as Anthony Martial continues to be sidelined with a hip problem, however Ten Hag is assured that Harry Maguire and Antony will each be match for the second one leg.
Raphael Varane will count on to demote Victor Lindelof to the bench, even as the Wout Weghorst range 10 test did now no longer move as deliberate withinside the first 1/2 of in opposition to Leicester, so the towering Dutchman may want to revert to a important function as 24-intention Rashford helps him.
While Man United are busy convalescing gamers from suspension, Barcelona have misplaced Gavi to an accumulation of yellow cards, even as his fellow Kopa Trophy winner Pedri sustained a hamstring harm withinside the first leg and also will omit out.
Ousmane Dembele`s thigh harm may also maintain him out of competition for Thursday’s 2nd leg, however in brighter news, Ronald Araujo is returned from a home ban, and Sergio Busquets became an unused alternative in opposition to Cadiz after convalescing from an ankle harm.
The veteran Spaniard may want to consequently hyperlink up with Frenkie de Jong and Franck Kessie withinside the midfield trident, even as Gavi’s absence opens the door for Ansu Fati to begin at the left, regardless of Ferran Torres’s bubbling show in opposition to Cadiz.
Expected Starting XI
Manchester United predicted starting lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Sabitzer; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst
Barcelona predicted starting lineup: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Alonso, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Kessie; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Fati