• Mark McInerney

“Can Manchester United score? They always score!”


Them famous words spoken going into injury time ahead of a miraculous comeback. United were probably worse off back in 1999 than now, they have a full 90 mins to score 2 goals to go through on away goals.


The comeback in Paris should give the United XI a boost in confidence going into the Nou Camp, however do not underestimate this test. Barcelona have never lost a home match against Man Utd in European competition (W2 D2), with their last such meeting finishing 0-0 in April 2008.


The omans don’t look good for United, Barcelona have progressed from 39 of their 41 European ties in which they won the first leg away from home. Barcelona have progressed from 39 of their 41 European ties in which they won the first leg away from home. They are unbeaten in 30 Champions League home games, the longest such run of any club in the competition (W27 D3). They have also not conceded more than once in any of those 30 games (15 goals in total) since a 0-3 loss to Bayern Munich in the 2012-13 semi-finals.


Simon Gleave, head of sports analysis, Gracenote: stated that United have a 9% chance of progression and 1% of winning the Champions League. If United were to overcome this mammoth task, that percentage would certainly go up.


Will Alexis turn up versus his former employers? Does he start? All eyes will be on the team sheet ahead of this game.


I’m going for a Barca win, 2 nil with Messi & Suarez to be on the score sheet.

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