UEFA Champions League 2018-19: 5 Reasons why drawing Barcelona in the Quarter Finals could help Manchester United
#4 The Tactical battle
Manchester United meeting Barcelona is the pick of the four encounters in the Quarter Finals of the Champions League. On one side we have a youthful United side, who have broken free of their shackles and are playing wonderful attacking football. Their opponents are the best team in Spain and are playing fantastic football themselves.
As such, this is a match made in heaven for United's marketing team too, who will definitely be working overtime to make the best use the tie. However, even though it looks like a hard tie, playing Barcelona could have its advantages for United from a tactical point of view.
Manchester United have been playing attacking football that relies on fast counters which catch the opposition off guard. It has worked well this season against teams that like to keep possession. Recently, United have worked really well with their back against the wall and as such, Barcelona's possession-based football could actually help United play their natural game.