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Barcelona Vs Manchester United Tactical Preview: Team News, Key Men And Streaming Links

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Barcelona will entertain Manchester United at the Nou Camp this Thursday evening as both sides hope to get the better of each other in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League tie. The Catalan outfit managed to earn a 1-0 win away at Villarreal recently. Similarly, the Red Devils secured a 2-0 victory against Leeds United last weekend which will give them a lot of confidence ahead of this game.

Barcelona vs Manchester United: Tactical Preview

Xavi will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation and could ask him men to dominate the ball and orchestrate some decent chances to find the back of the net.

Erik ten Hag will set his team up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and might instruct his players to defend their penalty box well and try to catch the home side off-guard on the counter.

Team News


Ousmane Dembele and Sergio Busquets will be sidelined for this game due to injuries. Otherwise, Barca has no fresh injury concerns to cope with this week.

Barcelona Predicted XI

Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Alba; Pedri, De Jong, Kessie; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi

Manchester United
Manchester United

Manchester United

Donny van de Beek (knee), Christian Eriksen (ankle), Anthony Martial (hip), Scott McTominay (muscle) and Antony (leg) will be sidelined for this European clash. Furthermore, Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer are suspended for this game.

Manchester United Predicted XI

De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Shaw, Malacia; Casemiro, Fred; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst

Key Men


Ronald Araujo and Andreas Christensen need to be at the top of their game if Barcelona are to keep the opposition at bay during the game,

Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski will have to carry most of the goal-scoring burden for the Catalan club in the final third.

Manchester United

Marcus Rashford will be Man United’s best hope for a goal in midweek. The English attacker has been in red-hot form of late and would be eager to impress in this Europa League game.

The defensive performance of Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw could go a long way in determining the fate of this contest.

Barcelona vs Manchester United: Streaming Links

United, BT Sport App, BT Sport 2, TalkSport Radio UK, BBC Radio 5 Live
USATUDN App,, TUDN USA, VIX+, Paramount+
SpainMovistar Liga de Campeones, Movistar+
ItalySky Sport Calcio, DAZN, NOW TV, Sky Sport 254, SKY Go Italia
AustraliaStan Sport
New ZealandSpark Sport


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