How Ernesto Valverde's men could line up against Manchester United

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This time, Solskjær suggested, United have a physical advantage and will field a taller team than Barcelona but he insisted that would not dominate their approach.

Sanchez, who played 141 times for Barca in a three-year spell, has been out for six weeks with a knee injury and Matic has missed the past three games.

"We're in the business end, playing games Manchester United are used to playing in".

"We had (Barcelona) flustered at times here as well". "Maybe they feel they have to try to get the goal, maybe its coincidence, maybe it's because we got the first goal".

However, a switch to Old Trafford has apparently been ruled out after the Brazilian was booed by United fans during last week's Champions League quarter-final first leg in Manchester, which Barça won 1-0.

Marcus Rashford tried restoring parity for the Red Devils nearly immediately after conceding their first goal but his efforts was intercepted by the visitors defenders.

"It's very important because we need to score goals and if it's Rom [Romelu Lukaku], Jesse [Lingard], Anthony [Martial], Alexis [Sanchez], Marcus [Rashford], we need big performances", the Norwegian said. "We can defend well, we are a fit team and I don't mind if it goes to the 93rd minute".


"You have to stand up for yourself against big boys because you're going to play against top players in the world and then you can't look round and always ask for help".

Solskjaer confirmed forward Alexis Sanchez and midfielder Nemanja Matic are both available for the tie after recovering from injuries. You saw that in the first leg.

United have lost 49 Champions League games - they could become the ninth different club to reach 50 defeats in the competition, and just the second English side (Arsenal, 53).

Just like in the 1999 final, United are a goal down at the Camp Nou after Luke Shaw's own goal settled the first leg at Old Trafford.

Sanchez was handed a contract worth 500,000-a-week, but has proved to be one of the most expensive failures in the club's history.

Similarly United's chance of winning the Champions League this season has reduced to around 1%.

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