After an enthralling Europa League knockout first leg, Manchester United now host Barcelona looking to progress to the next round of the competition.

After an enthralling Europa League knockout first leg, Manchester United now host Barcelona looking to progress to the next round of the competition.

The first leg ended in a pulsating 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou, with Marcos Alonso and Raphinha bagging the goals for the Spanish side.

The in form Marcus Rashford found the back of the net once again and a Jules Kounde own goal contributed to the stalemate.

Barcelona entered the Europa League knockout rounds for the second successive season after they could only finish third in their Champions League group.

Xavi’s side have only lost once at home in 14 games – a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Barca are on an unbeaten streak of 18 matches and they travel to Old Trafford having won each of their last 11 away games in all competitions.

Man United have 14 wins and a draw to show from their last 15 home matches and are confident they can finally get one over their opponents.

Prior to the draw, United had won their last five games in European competitions – their longest run of victories in such matches since the 1965-66 season.

Barca will rely on Robert Lewandowski who has scored 45 goals in his last 37 games in Europe and has scored 9 goals in his last 3 games against English teams.

It all comes down to this game and the entire world is watching to see which of these powerhouses will qualify for the next round.

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What time does Man United vs Barcelona start?

The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at Old Trafford.

Man United vs Barcelona team news

The hosts will be boosted by the availability of Lisandro Martinez and new signing Marcel Sabitzer who will start here.

Casemiro is also back and ready to start, with Bruno Fernandes occupying the final midfield slot.

Wout Weghorst will lead the attacking line, flanked by Jadon Sancho and top scorer Marcus Rashford.

Barca on the other hand are not so fortunate as they have to do without the services of Spanish duo of Gavi and Pedri.

Sergio Busquets has since recovered from an ankle injury and will start after being rested over the weekend.

Lewandowski will look to turn things around and get on the score sheet here.

Man United vs Barcelona head to head

Barcelona have a good record against their opponents on the European front and have won 6 out of the 14 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Man United’s 3 victories.

The remaining 5 have resulted in a draw.

Man United vs Barcelona current form

Both teams are unbeaten in their last 5 games, setting this up to be an enticing encounter.

Barca have won 4 times in that run, compared to United’s 3 wins.

Man United vs Barcelona prediction

Just like the first game, goals are expected in this one as well. Over 1.5 goals at least.

With home advantage, United are tipped to put their best foot forward but another draw could be on the cards.

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