Man Utd vs Barcelona: Red Devils looking for another famous Champions League night
Manchester United head to Barcelona’s Nou Camp on Tuesday with a 1-0 deficit from their first-leg clash last week.
Turning this deficit into a win will be a tall order – but can the Red Devils script another famous Champions League night? Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks it’s possible.
Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, he cited Man Utd’s recent 3-1 second-leg win against Paris St Germain that saw them overcome a 2-0 deficit to advance.
“The memories from Paris will help the players. It shows we can turn things around,” he said.
Above all, Solskjaer wants his players to score – even if it’s in the 93rd minute, which is famously the Man Utd way.
Solskjaer is no stranger to historic nights. He scored the winning goal at the Nou Camp against Bayern Munich for Man Utd to win the 1999 Champions League.
Many emotions, of course it’s a fantastic memory for me. I don’t look back on that night too often.
I don’t know how I will feel – I don’t think it will be too different. I am focused on a better performance. That is my job now.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Forward Alexis Sanchez, midfielder Nemanja Matic, and full back Matteo Darmian have been included in the 22-man squad.
However, Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly are still out.
For Barcelona, Lionel Messi is fit to play after recovering from a facial injury he sustained from the first leg.
Although Barca need just a draw to advance to their first semi-final since 2015, manager Ernesto Valverde said he has urged his players to go for a win.