Manchester United and Barcelona line up before the 2011 UEFA Champions League final at Wembley

United v Barcelona: The essential stats

Manchester United's biggest game of the season so far is fast approaching as Barcelona prepare to visit Old Trafford for the first leg of our Champions League quarter-final.

There are plenty of sub-plots to explore ahead of the hugely anticipated clash on Wednesday night. Here are just some of the essential pre-match stats you need to know...
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There have been 11 previous meetings between United and Barcelona. The Reds have won three, drawn four and lost four.

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United beat Barcelona 1-0 on their last visit to Old Trafford in 2008, as a memorable Paul Scholes strike sent us to the Champions League final in Moscow.

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The Reds are unbeaten in the last four home games against the Spanish giants, winning two and drawing two.

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United's record in Champions League/European Cup quarter-finals stands at 12 wins and six defeats. We last played at this stage in 2014, when losing 4-2 to Bayern Munich on aggregate.

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The Reds have won 17, drawn five and lost six of our last 28 matches in European competition.

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Gerard Pique will return to Old Trafford for the first time since leaving United in 2008. He scored twice in 23 games during his four years as a Red.

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It's the second time the Reds will face Spanish opponents in this season's competition, after playing Valencia in the group stage.

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Similarly, Barcelona will take on English opposition for the second time, after a 4-2 away win and 1-1 home draw against Tottenham in the group stage.

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Barcelona have been knocked out in the Champions League quarter-finals in four of the last five seasons, losing to Atletico Madrid twice, Juventus and Roma.

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Barcelona have won 14 of their 24 two-legged ties against English clubs. The only defeat in the last eight of those was a semi-final loss to Chelsea in 2012.

Stats correct as of 5 April 2019. For innovative live stats during the game, download our Official App from Apple's App Store or Google Play.

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