THREE players return to squad for Barcelona in boost for Solskjaer

THREE players return to squad for Barcelona in boost for Solskjaer

THREE players return to squad for Barcelona in boost for Solskjaer

Manchester United squad that traveled to Barcelona: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Diogo Dalot, Matteo Darmian, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford.

Falling down the pecking order in a Barca squad laced with star talent and built around arguably the best player ever in Messi is one thing.

"Sometimes people have said to me it has to be our year because of 20 years ago and being back at the Nou Camp but to go through, we have to perform and have to deserve it. We know we've done it before, but all the focus has to be on how we're going to do it again because they're a strong team".

"The last time I was on this pitch was the only time".

If United can overcome Barca, they'll thrust themselves into a first Champions League semi-final since 2009.

United have scored only once at home in five European games, but they have proven to be better away from home.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi has scored 22 goals in 31 Champions League games against English opponents, more than any other player in the competition.

Camp Nou will host Tuesday's big game as United try to come from behind. It will be the same tomorrow: if we can get the first goal, it would be so important. You can't live from what has happened before. We know we need to perform better and play ourselves.

His team failed to register a shot on target in the first game and are on a run of just four goals from open play in six games since a dramatic 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain saw them recover from a 2-0 first leg defeat in the previous round. "Let's hope he ends the season great for us". And it has prompted talk about the 26-year-old's future, with Manchester United one of the clubs interested in his signature, as per the Sport.

It's claimed the boos received last midweek show the Premier League club's supporters do not forget the player's past connection with Liverpool, while he is also unwilling to tarnish his reputation among Reds by joining his former employer's arch-rivals.

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