Manchester United v Barcelona Predicted Lineups - Champions League 2018/19 Predicted Lineups, Manchester United and Barcelona Injury news, Suspensions List and more
Manchester United had a reversal in fortunes since the appointment of the Norweign but the last four games under him have seen the Red Devils losing three of them including a back to back defeat against Wolves.
Barcelona, on the other hand, will be high on hopes following their victory over Atletico Madrid in the league match. But the Blaugrana will need to break their quarterfinals curse that has seen the Catalonian side failing to get into the semifinals of the premier competition since they won it in 2015.
There is more positive news in the Manchester United camp with many of the injured players nearing full fitness.
Alexis Sanchez, who has been out for a while now, is expected to be ready for the weekend and may get a few minutes against his former employers if the situation calls for it.
Nemanja Matic is expected to be ready for the crucial fixture while Ander Herrera is out.
Antonio Valencia is still out with an injury along with Eric Bailly while Marcus Rashford is expected to lead the lineup despite having a slight knock.
Injuries: Alexis Sanchez (doubtful), Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly
Ernesto Valverde will without former Arsenal man Thomas Vermaelen, who has not been included in the travelling squad due to injury.
Ousmane Dembele is also likely to miss out of the match despite travelling with the squad even though he has not been medically cleared to play.
New signing Jean-Clair Todibo is also amongst the travelling side but has not been registered for the Champions League.
Former Liverpool players Phillipe Coutinho and Luis Suarez are expected to start the match for the Blaugrana.
Injuries: Thomas Vermaelen, Ousmane Dembele
Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Shaw, Lindelof, Smalling, Young; Matic, Pogba, McTominay; Lingard, Rashford, Martial
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Alba, Pique, Umtiti, Roberto; Arthur, Busquets, Rakitic; Coutinho, Suarez, Messi