Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Sanchez back in United squad for Barca clash

Sanchez back in United squad for Barca clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been given a boost ahead of Manchester United's clash vs Barcelona this Tuesday. "We didn't keep the ball or create chances".

The Red Devils face a daunting task if they're to turn around in their Champions League quarter-final tie having lost 1-0 at Old Trafford last week but they'll be looking to repeat the kind of performance that saw them turn things around against PSG in the previous round. "It's not that long ago and we're one goal better off". "I expect them to be ready".

"Barcelona is a hard prospect but the memory will live with the players".

Matic's return is also timely given the hard run in to the end of the season for United.

"For him, who has been a player here, it is a big night and I am sure he will want to prove a point on the pitch", Solskjær said. "Let's hope Alexis when he's on the pitch can be happy and can feature in the business end of the season".

"Manchester United have won three of four [Champions League] away games this season, and we have to be careful".

The former Liverpool midfielder has been linked with a departure from the Camp Nou this summer, just 18 months after becoming the Catalan club's most expensive signing following a £142 million move. We have been practicing finishing, but it's also about being focused and confidence.

Solskjaer called on his players to use the experience of knocking out Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 against the odds to inspire them to an unlikely victory. "They say "it was the best night of my life but don't tell my wife" - that kind of thing". We hope we can do that and score and make it very hard for them.

Solskjaer's goal against Bayern Munich came in the third minute of injury time, two minutes after Teddy Sheringham had equalised, and sealed a historic treble for Sir Alex Ferguson's side. That changed the mentality because they started worrying.

Now into their thirties, Suarez and Messi still pose Barca's biggest threats, combining for 66 goals this season. From then on, the [aggregate] draw will suit us. "Sometimes it's quality [that counts], sometimes it's David de Gea at the other end".

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