Ousmane Dembele, a winger for Barcelona, is not expected to play in the second leg of their Europa League match against Manchester United on Thursday night at Old Trafford. Barcelona head coach Xavi has all but confirmed this.
Ousmane Dembele missed Thursday’s first leg against Man United
Due to an injury, the Frenchman, who has frequently been mentioned in the past in connection with a move to United, could not participate in Thursday’s exciting matchup between the two teams at Camp Nou that ended in a 2-2 tie. Due to issues with his hamstring, he has been out for each of Barcelona’s most recent four matches.
Dembele, who has scored eight goals across all competitions for the La Liga heavyweights this season, took a hit when he limped out of the 1-0 win over Girona on January 28 after just 25 minutes. This was a blow for Dembele, who has scored eight goals across all competitions for the La Liga heavyweights this season.
The Spanish club has strength in depth in the forward areas, and Raphinha, who scored their second goal against United in the midweek match, has slid straight in at right wing in his absence even though he scored their first goal in the match. And it appears the former Leeds United winger will continue to operate in that position in M16 on Thursday, with Xavi throwing down any hopes that Dembele may return for the trip to England. Xavi played down any hopes that Dembele could return for the trip to England.