Manchester United vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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Having lost three of their last four matches, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will have to take a leap up in class when the Catalans visit Old Trafford

Manchester United’s Champions League adventure continues on Wednesday when they play host to Barcelona in the first leg of their quarter-final match up.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men produced an incredible comeback to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain last month but have since lost three of their last four matches.

Barcelona, meanwhile, all but tied up the Primera Division title at the weekend as they defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 at home, leaving Ernesto Valverde’s side with the luxury of being able to focus their energy towards their European campaign.

Game Manchester United vs Barcelona
Date Wednesday, April 10
Time 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm EST
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream
Univision Deportes / UniMas / TNT USA fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD. It can be streamed via BT Sport Live.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 4K UHD BT Sport Live

Squads & Team News


Position Man United players
Goalkeepers De Gea, Grant, Romero
Defenders Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo, Young, Dalot, Shaw
Midfielders Pogba, Fred, Matic, McTominay, Pereira, Mata, Herrera, Lingard
Forwards Lukaku, Rashford, Martial

Man Utd XI: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Fred, McTominay, Dalot; Pogba; Lukaku, Rashford

Position Barcelona squad
Goalkeepers Ter Stegen, Cillessen
Defenders Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Murillo, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Jordi Alba
Midfielders Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal, Boateng, Arthur
Forwards Messi, Suarez, Coutinho, Malcom, Dembele

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho


Betting & Match Odds


Barcelona are priced as even money favourites to win this match, according to Bet365. Manchester United are 14/5 outsiders, while a draw can be backed at 11/4.

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Match Preview


Chris Smalling Marcus Rashford Tahith Chong Manchester United

Manchester United produced one of the greatest Champions League comebacks of all time as they went to Paris Saint-Germain and won 3-1 last month, propelling them through to the quarter-finals of the competition on the away goals rule after a 3-3 draw on aggregate.

In the final eight they are pitted against an in-form Barcelona side, who themselves have history of ousting the Parisian side following a dramatic first-leg deficit, having recovered from 4-0 down at Parc des Princes to produce a 6-1 second-leg victory two years ago.

More recently, however, Barca negotiated Lyon comfortably after a scoreless first leg in France, easing to a 5-1 win at home.

It is a tie that the Red Devils are looking forward to, with centre-back Chris Smalling admitting that they cheered when they were drawn against the Catalan side.

Juan Mata was also bullish ahead of the tie.

“We are Manchester United and we are representing one of the biggest clubs in the world,” he told the Daily Star. “Fear is not the word. Respect is the word.

“We also have to trust ourselves and know that if we have a good day we can give them a game.

“Obviously they are in a good moment and they are top of the table in Spain but we are confident that we are Manchester United and we can have two good games and we can qualify.”

Indeed, going into this encounter, the mood around Old Trafford is a distinctly confident one, despite three defeats in their last four matches.

“I don’t think Barcelona are as good as they were,” United great Paul Scholes, who was on the wrong end of defeats in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals against Barca, told Premier League Productions.

The Camp Nou side continue to set the standard in Spain, where they opened up a decisive 11-point advantage at the top of the table with a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid at the weekend.

Unlike United, who are forced to battle hard on two fronts as they seek to secure a top four Premier League finish, Barca’s focus can be on the Champions League.

Valverde, however, is approaching the tie mindful of the danger that their opponents carry in their ranks.

“They are a powerful team,” he warned his players. “Physically they are really strong and they know how to put pressure on their opponents. They have players who are physically very powerful, and they can be dangerous strategically as well.

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“Barcelona have never won at Old Trafford I believe and we are going to try and change that.”

Even if Barca do get the win on Wednesday, United have shown already this season that they are not a side to discount. This classic tie is set to go all the way.

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