Manchester United vs Barcelona

Manchester United vs Barcelona: the latest updates live from the Champions League quarter-final first leg between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side find themselves in the last-eight of Europe against all odds after overturning a 2-0 deficit against Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16, but face an even bigger task against runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona in what is a repeat of the 2011 Champions League final.

United will also be without both Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera, while Solskjaer also has numerous injury doubts ahead of kick-off, against a Barca side that is set to feature both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Follow the live action below.

What time is kick-off and how can I watch it?

The game kicks off at 8pm at Old Trafford.

It will be broadcast on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD. For those without access to a TV it can also be live streamed online via the BT Sport website.

Predicted line-ups

Manchester United: De Gea, Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku.

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal, Messi, Suarez, Coutinho.

Odds

Manchester United: 3/1

Draw: 13/5

Barcelona: Evens

Prediction

Manchester United did the unthinkable once in the last round, and Barca aren’t the vaunted team of a few years previous, but it’s still hard to imagine the Spanish champions in waiting leaving Old Trafford without at least one away goal.

They can be got at and there are goals to be had if United (Romelu Lukaku specifically) strap on their shooting boots – despite the brilliance of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen between the sticks – but Messi and Co. will be looking to kill the tie this week ahead of next week’s second leg.

Expect Luis Suarez to get on the scoresheet, at least once, with United perhaps giving themselves a chance ahead of the trip to the Nou Camp with one in reply.

Manchester United 1-3 Barcelona

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