Barcelona vs Man United
On Thursday, February 16, Barcelona and Manchester United will face off in the first leg of their Europa League knockout round play-off. Barcelona and Manchester United’s 13 previous meetings have been memorable, with the Spanish side winning the 2009 and 2011 UEFA Champions League finals and United winning the 1991 European Cup Winners’ Cup final.
Xavi Hernández, the coach of the Blaugrana, started both Champions League finals and lost only one of his six appearances in this fixture for the club, which came in a 2007/08 semi-final in which United went on to win the trophy. The Red Devils added the Europa League to their trophy cabinet in 2017, but Barcelona has yet to win the competition.
- When: Thursday 16 February (18:45 CET kick-off)
- Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona
- What: UEFA Europa League knockout round play-off first leg (second leg: 23 February)
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Koundé, Araújo, Christensen, Jordi Alba; Pedri, Busquets, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi
Man United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martínez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Garnacho; Rashford
Form (all competitions, most recent first): WWWWWW
Most recent result: Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla, 05/02, Spanish Liga
Where they stand: 1st in Spanish Liga, Copa del Rey semi-finals
Most recent result: Man United 2-1 Crystal Palace, 04/02, English Premier League
Where they stand: 3rd in English Premier League, FA Cup round of 16