second stage of Draw in the round of 32 of the Europa Leaguebetween Manchester United and FC Barcelona.
The Spanish club finished third in Group C Champions League surpassed by Bayern Munich and Inter Milan. For their part, England finished second in Group E europe league and that’s why they have to face a team from the Champions League before they advance.
He Barcelona have won 12 of their last 13 games among all competitions, including beating Betis on penalties in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup.
Marcus Rashford has scored 16 goals in his last 17 games13 of them in 2023.
In the first leg a week ago the result was a draw with 2 goals.
Manchester United vs Barcelona: where to watch?
|DATE||February 23, 2023|
|HOUR||9:00 p.m. (Peninsula Time)|
|WHERE IS IT PLAYED?||Old Trafford (Manchester), England|
|WHERE TO SEE||Movistar+|
|REFEREE OF THE MATCH||Mr. Maurizio Mariani (Italy)|
Manchester United – Barcelona: How they arrive
After beating Leicester 3-0 in the First League On Sunday, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was filmed addressing his team’s supporters as he approached the dressing room tunnel at Old Trafford. At the press conference after the crash have witch revealed what he told them: “come on thursday Make sure you are there and together we will beat Barcelona“. The Red Devils, who drew 2-2 in a lively first leg at the Camp Nou, face a crucial week in their season. Looking for a pass for this Thursday’s UEFA Round of 16 europe league ahead of the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle.
FC Barcelona’s last visit to OldTrafford ended in a 1-0 win for Barca (Champions League 2018-19, quarter-finals), and this time he travels to Manchester with the significant losses of Gavi (suspended) and Pedri (injured). Xavi Hernández said after the first leg that he was very proud of his players, who gave their all. The azulgranas showed no fatigue and three days later they defeated Cadiz 2-0who maintain their eight-point lead as La Liga leaders and extend their unbeaten streak to 18 games (16 wins and 2 draws), giving Xavi’s team plenty of courage to win at Old Trafford
Manchester United – Barcelona: possible alignments
The possible starting XI for each of the teams are:
until Manchester Utd:
- Goalie: David DeGea;
- Defense: Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Luke Shaw;
- Midfield: Fred, Casemiro; Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes,
- To lead: Marcus Rashford; and Wout Weghorst
Possible injuries: Antony (muscle injury), Eriksen (ankle injury), Greenwood (injury), Martial (muscle injury) Van de Beek (knee injury)
until FC Barcelona :
- Goalie: Marc-André ter Stegen;
- Defense: Jules Koundé, Andreas Christensen, Ronald Araújo and Alejandro Balde;
- Midfield: Franck Kessie, Frenkie de Jong and Pedri;
- To lead: Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, and Gavi
Possible injuries: Gavi (injury), Pedri (muscle injury), Dembelé (muscle injury)
Manchester United vs Barcelona: prediction and best bets
Manchester United are considered favorites for this game, [2.25]
|Manchester United vs Barcelona best bets||rates a Bet365|
|Win Manchester United||2.25|
|More than 2.5 goals in the game (YES)||1.80|
|Both teams score (yes)||1.66|
|FC Barcelona will not score in the first half||1.61|
|Manchester United over 1.5 goals||2.10|
He Manchester United have lost just two of their last 11 home games in European competition (6 wins, 3 draws, 2 losses), although these two defeats have come against La Liga teams. The last was against Real Sociedad in this edition of the europe league, and since then Ten Hag’s team have combined an impressive run of 17 unbeaten official games at their stadium. Old Trafford is once again becoming a fortress of yesteryear.
However, the Barcelona have shown poor reliability as visitors to European competitions lately, won just three of their last nine games (3 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses). It must be remembered that the Barça team lost 4-0 in their last visit to England (Liverpool, semi-finals). Champions League 2018-19) suffered their heaviest defeat against a Premier League club.