Confirmed: Our travelling squad to face Barcelona
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is taking a 22-man squad to Barcelona for the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday night.
Solskjaer has named a large group for the trip that notably includes Matteo Darmian, Nemanja Matic and Alexis Sanchez, who have all recently been missing due to injury.
Luke Shaw is among the travelling players, despite the fact he is suspended for the match after picking up a yellow card against the Spanish league leaders last week.
Our travelling squad 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.
We can confirm that Solskjaer and a member of the squad will hold a joint press conference at the Nou Camp from 16:15 BST, before training on the pitch from 17:00 BST. You can follow live coverage of both events in our Official App.
Meanwhile, Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde and a player will hold their pre-match press conferences from 14:45 BST. Our opponents will then train in front of the media from 18:00 BST.
ANOTHER COMEBACK IS NEEDED
United secured a famous turnaround against Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round, losing 2-0 at Old Trafford before earned a 3-1 victory in France to go through on away goals.
That success gives everybody confidence that another fightback can be staged against Barcelona, but Marcus Rashford has suggested Barcelona pose a different threat to PSG.
“We’ll always take confidence from that but we also understand that it’s not PSG, it’s a different match, a different atmosphere, it’s a completely different ball game," he told us.
"We go there confident but if we’re going to win it’s probably going to be different to how we did it in Paris. For us now we need to forget about the past. 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.”
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