Alexis Sanchez & Barcelona: Manchester United surprise boost

Barcelona 1 – Manchester United 0

Manchester United head to Barcelona in midweek in the Champions League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have an enormous job on their hands if they hope to reach the semifinals.

A Luke Shaw own goal earned Barcelona a 1-0 quarterfinal first-leg win at Old Trafford.

Can Man United win in Spain?

While the Red Devils knocked out PSG in Paris in the last round, beating Barcelona at the Camp Nou feels like a bridge too far for United.

Alexis Sanchez injury boost

On Saturday night, after Man United beat West Ham 2-1 in the Premier League, Solskjaer revealed some surprise news.

Alexis Sanchez, who many feared would be injured for the rest of the season, is set to return.

OGS confirmed that Sanchez will travel with Man United’s squad to Barcelona.

Will the Chilean start for United? That remains up in the air, however one suspects Alexis will be keen to play against his former employers.

It’s worth remembering, however, that Sanchez has only scored twice in the Premier League this season.

Even if Alexis was fully fit, many United supporters would prefer he was left out of the XI. Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard could start in the wide attacking roles instead.

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Huesca 0 – Barcelona 0

Huesca held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw in La Liga on Saturday night.

Ernesto Valverde made wholesale changes to his team, resting most of his star players before the Man United second leg.

The likes of Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic all got the weekend off to recharge their batteries.

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