Man Utd vs Barcelona Live Stream Free: Team news and confirmed line-ups ahead of crucial Europa League play-off. Follow live updates as Manchester United welcome Barcelona to Old Trafford tonight for the second leg of their Europa League play-off.
Man Utd vs Barcelona visit Anfield in the first leg of the Champions League’s Round of 16, a crucial rematch of the 2022 Champions League Final for two teams that need to rely on their chances to win the European competition after under-performing in the leagues so far.
The tie is brilliantly poised after a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp last week. Marcus Rashford’s second-half goal quickly cancelled out Marcos Alonso’s opener for Barca, before United took the lead through a Jules Kounde own goal. But there was a further twist as Raphinha’s late equaliser gave Xavi’s team hope ahead of tonight’s reunion.
Barcelona will be without talented midfielders Pedri and Gavi following the first leg, while Manchester United’s Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer are available having been suspended for the match in Spain.
But the heavyweight tie, which has the feel of a classic Champions League contest, is a huge moment in United’s season and should lead to a memorable night at Old Trafford ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Newcastle.
Follow all the action as Manchester United take on Barcelona in the Europa League play-offs:
Manchester United vs Barcelona
Man Utd host Barcelona in the Europa League play-off second leg with kick off at 8pm
First leg ended in a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp with winner of tonight’s match heading into last-16
Pedri and Gavi missing for Barcelona with Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer available for United
Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred, Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford, Weghorst
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Balde, De Jong, Busquets, Kessie, Roberto, Raphinha, Lewandowski
Manchester United FC – FC Barcelona
Man Utd vs Barcelona team changes
18:53 , Michael Jones
Erik ten Hag makes just one change to the Manchester United team that drew 2-2 at the Nou Camp. Tyrell Malacia drops out with Lisandro Martinez coming in. Luke Shaw moves out to the left-back position having played as a centre-back in Spain.
Barcelona boss, Xavi, makes four changes. In the back line Andreas Christensen and Alejandro Balde come in to replace Marcos Alonso and Jordi Alba.
Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto replace Pedri and Gavi in midfield.
Barcelona starting XI
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Balde, De Jong, Kessie, Busquets, Roberto, Raphinha, Lewandowski
Manchester United line-up
Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw, Fred, Casemiro, Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford, Weghorst
How the teams reached this stage
18:44 , Michael Jones
Barcelona were knocked out of the Champions League group stage for the second consecutive season after finishing third in Group C behind Bayern Munich and Inter Milan while Manchester United finished second in their Europa League group on goal difference behind Real Sociedad.
Those performances has provided this extra play-off tie for the teams to navigate, things are balanced at 2-2 but only one of the sides will be progressing into the round of 16.
Who will it be?
On a red hot streak
18:40 , Michael Jones
Manchester United have won more games than any other side across the big five European leagues this season (27). Their total is already seven more victories than they managed last season (20).