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Man Utd vs Barcelona: All the latest updates for Europa League play-off

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MANCHESTER UNITED played out a thrilling 2-2 draw against Barcelona at the Nou Camp last week. Marcus Rashford stepped up once again with a performance that befits his red-hot scoring streak. 4United went 2-1 up at the Nou Camp before being pegged backCredit: Rex 4Marcos Alonso celebrates scoring for Barcelona against UnitedCredit: Rex CASINO SPECIAL – BEST ONLINE CASINOS FOR 2023 The two sides may be in the second tier of Europe’s top club competitions. But the first leg showed that this is a tie of Champions League calibre, even if it is in the Europa League. And Thursday is a golden opportunity for United to exact revenge for their humiliating exit to Barca in the 2018-19 Champions League quarter-finals. The Red Devils will be hoping to repeat their 2008 heroics at Old Trafford that fired them on to Champions League victory after Paul Scholes’ wonder strike. 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. Most read in Europa League Fans can also stream the match via the BT Sport app and website. Coverage starts at 7pm. What is the team news? United have a clean bill of health among their regular starters, although club captain Harry Maguire is likely to be out with a knee injury that kept him out of the Leicester game. It means Erik ten Hag is likely to go with his preferred back five of David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Rafael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Luke Shaw. For Barcelona boss Xavi, the picture looks quite different. Gavi is suspended and Pedri is injured. There is also a question mark over the fitness of Robert Lewandowski. 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. 4Barcelona won their last match at Old Trafford with Luke Shaw’s own goal giving them a 1-0 victoryCredit: AFP or licensors 4Paul Scholes’ strike against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final of 2008 remains United’s last win over their opponentsCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd 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 Barcelona win after 90min 11/5 Odds courtesy of Betfair

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