The UEFA Champions League returns to Old Trafford as Manchester United host Barcelona in what promises to be an epic encounter between two teams vying for European supremacy once again. Barcelona will be looking to reclaim their throne at the top while Manchester United will look to continue their fairy tale after a rollercoaster season which looked bleak under José Mourinho but has turned around with the inspirational Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
Both teams have reached the quarter-final stage under different circumstances. Barcelona dealt with a spirited Lyon side that put up some resistance but ultimately failed to overcome the Catalan giants.
Manchester United, however, came back from the brink and completed mission impossible when they managed to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 at the Parc des Prince with an injury-time penalty from teenage sensation Marcus Rashford. No one expected the English giants to progress through to the next stage but Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s positive effect on the team has imbued a level of confidence bereft since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.
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