Manchester United vs Barcelona Preview: UEFA Champions League Match Preview, Where to Watch and more
- A reeling Manchester United side square off against a high-flying Barcelona team in the 1st leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will face the biggest ever test of his managerial career as he welcomes Lionel Messi and co. to Old Trafford. The Red Devils hold an unbeaten record against the Blaugrana at Old Trafford, but last played them a long time ago when Sir Alex Ferguson was their manager.
Solskjaer will need his players to put on a performance akin to the one against PSG in the round of 16 if they are to have any chance of qualifying to the next round.
It's been three long years since Lionel Messi and co. have seen the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League and the Argentine will be eager to leave Old Trafford with an advantage.
Barcelona have won their last two meetings against United in the Champions League and definitely enter this tie as the favourites.
Date: 10th April 2019
Time: 20:00 (local), 00:30 (IST)
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
TV Coverage: Sony Ten Network
Live Streaming: SonyLIV
The last 5 competitive fixtures
Manchester United: L-W-L-L-W
Head to Head
Manchester United: 3 wins
Barcelona: 4 wins
Draw: 3 draws
The French World Cup winner has undergone a renaissance under the new manager but has struggled to impact games of late. The midfielder will need to summon some of the form he showed in the last couple of months if United are to stand any chance of winning the game.
Arguably one of the greatest of all time, Lionel Messi has had yet another stunning season for Barcelona and has emerged as an early favourite for the 2019 Ballon d'Or.
Messi loves playing against English opposition and will fancy his chances against the likes of Lindelof and Smalling.Published 09 Apr 2019, 00:16 IST