Man Utd vs Barcelona: Red Devils target Frenkie de Jong needs to shine in decimated Barca midfield – TV channel, stream | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED played out a thrilling 2-2 draw against Barcelona at the Nou Camp last week – and the European giants are set go at it once again TONIGHT.

Marcus Rashford stepped up once again with a performance that befits his red-hot scoring streak.


And he will fancy his chances of doing exactly that again, particularly with Barcelona's midfield beset by injuries and suspensions.

The Catalans' two wonderkids – Pedri and Gavi – are both set to miss the second leg at Old Trafford.

Pedri was forced off injured in the first half of the Nou Camp clash, while Gavi is suspended for this week's tie.

And that means the onus is greater than ever on Man Utd target Frenkie de Jong to provide the impetus in the Barca midfield.

Fortunately the Dutchman is set to have the experienced Sergio Busquets to accompany him, but there is no doubt United will try to play on the front foot with Casemiro looking to dominate.

That could however, open up space for the Barca midfield, who will look to provide better service to Robert Lewandowski in this week's tie.

The Pole was relatively ineffective in Spain last week but has the ability to score against any team if given an opportunity.


And where Barca are losing players, Man Utd are getting more and more back.

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Rashford is expected to be the main source of potential goals, but Jadon Sancho is well on his way to full fitness and bagged another against Leicester at the weekend.

It also remains to be seen whether Ten Hag will use Wout Weghorst as the focal point of United's attack or in a deeper role as he did in the away leg.

What is their form like?

Man Utd last 5 games

Man Utd 3 Leicester 0

Barcelona 2 Man Utd 2 (Europa League)

Leeds 0 Man Utd 2

Man Utd 2 Leeds 2

Man Utd 2 Crystal Palace 1

Barcelona last 5 games

Barcelona 2 Cadiz 0

Barcelona 2 Man Utd 2 (Europa League)

Villarreal 0 Barcelona 1

Barcelona 3 Sevilla 0

Real Betis 1 Barcelona 2

What is the team news and are there any injuries to worry about?

Harry Maguire and Antony are expected to be available for United but the game could come too soon for Anthony Martial.

Boss Erik ten Hag said: "I expect Harry Maguire and Antony dos Santos [to be] available.

"Anthony Martial is not available. He's back on the pitch but not in the team training, so we'll wait for that."

Scott McTominay returned as a substitute against Leicester and will be available ifTen Hag chooses to call on him.

Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek are both out for the long term.

Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer are both available after missing out at the Nou Camp with a European ban.

Pedri is out with an injury for Barcelona while Gavi is suspended.

That could lead to Sergio Busquets returning to the side from injury after being an unused substitute against Cadiz.

Ousmane Dembele is still out but Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati are both available.

Who will be the star men?

Marcus Rashford (Man Utd)

Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona)

SunSport prediction

Man Utd 1 Barcelona 0

When is Manchester United vs Barcelona?

The Europa League play-off second leg takes place on Thursday, February 23.

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT in the UK, which is 9pm in Spain.

Old Trafford plays host to this match.

Is Man Utd vs Barcelona on TV and can I live stream it?

BT Sport has coverage of Manchester United vs Barcelona, the match will be on BT Sport 2 and Ultimate.

Fans can also stream the match via the BT Sport app and website.

Coverage starts at 7pm.

What is the head-to-head record between Manchester United and Barcelona?

Barca have the best of this match-up over the years.

The Red Devils have one three times, with five games drawn – including last week's first leg – and Barcelona taking victory on six occasions.

1984 – Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United – Cup Winners' Cup

1984 – Manchester United 3-0 Barcelona – Cup Winners' Cup

1991 – Barcelona 1-2 Manchester United – Cup Winners' Cup final

1994 – Manchester United 2-2 Barcelona – Champions League group stage

1994 – Barcelona 4-0 Manchester United – Champions League group stage

1998 – Manchester United 3-3 Barcelona – Champions League group stage

1998 – Barcelona 3-3 Manchester United – Champions League group stage

2008 – Barcelona 0-0 Manchester United – Champions League semi-final

2008 – Manchester United 1-0 Barcelona – Champions League semi-final

2009 – Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United – Champions League final

2011 – Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United – Champions League final

2019 – Manchester United 0-1 Barcelona – Champions League quarter-final

2019 – Barcelona 3-0 Manchester United – Champions League quarter-final

2023 – Barcelona 2-2 Manchester United – Europa League playoff

What are the odds?

Man Utd victory after 90min 5/4

Draw 9/4

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