Barcelona vs Manchester United: The reason why Red Devils fans will be pessimistic ahead of Champions League match


Barcelona vs Manchester United: The reason why Red Devils fans will be pessimistic ahead of Champions League match

Manchester United have a huge task on Tuesday night when they travel to the Nou Camp to take on Barcelona hoping to overturn a 1-0 deficit.

The second-leg of the Champions League quarter-final – LIVE on talkSPORT – will not be the first match in Europe this season that United have had to defy the odds, following their memorable comeback to see off Paris Saint-Germain, when they recovered from 2-0 down at home to then win 3-1.

United stars going through preparations at the Nou Camp

However, facing Barcelona on their own patch, where they have not lost in Europe since 2013, is an entirely different prospect and United have hardly looked convincing in recent weeks, losing four of their last six fixtures since that impressive performance in France.

Luke Shaw, who scored an own-goal in last week’s 1-0 loss to the La Liga giants, is suspended for tonight’s game, while Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly are also out.

Then there is also the fact that Barcelona have NEVER lost a home match against United in European competition.

Here is how United have fared in each of those four meetings since their first back in 1984.