Manchester United vs Barcelona: Who will win?

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17 Mar 2019

Manchester United vs Barcelona: Can United upset the Spanish giants?

Earlier this month, Manchester United scripted an impressive turnaround in the Champions League by beating Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in Paris to qualify for quarter-finals.

They will now lock horns with Barcelona, and all pundits consider the Spanish giants as the favorites.

However, United do possess the potential, not just to go past Barca, but also win the UCL title, as we analyze.

Solskjaer's magic

United's prolific run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

United's prolific run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

United have been phenomenal ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the reins from Jose Mourinho.

Having lost just two matches since December 2018, Solskjaer and his techniques should allow United to continue their dominant form.

Although the European challenge will be different from the English ones, Barcelona are not the big force they earlier used to be.

United should not fear Barcelona

Speaking on United's chances against Barca, Solskjaer said, "We've shown against PSG that on any given day we can beat a top team. Then again, there's so many variables and these games will be decided by margins. So yes, we can go all the way."

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Prize

A price tag for reaching the semis

If United pull off a win against Barca and reach the semis, they will receive a cash reward of £10.3 million from UEFA.

Having already pocketed £9 million following the pre-quarters win over PSG, United would definitely leave no stone unturned to topple Barca and pocket the prize money.

United do have eyes on the greater prize, but one step at a time.

Manpower

United do have the squad to win UCL

United do have the squad to win UCL

Speaking of the squad, United have plenty of stars who can match the potential Barca, barring Messi.

The likes of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard have the potential to come up with a stellar performance that could give Barca some tough time.

Not to forget, David de Gea is the wall at the goal post. Messi, better watch out.

Double or nothing!

United can also win a double this season

Not just the UCL, but United could also go on to win a double this season.

Although United were a sure shot favorite to lift the FA Cup this season until Saturday night, the Wolves played some smart football to outsmart them.

As for the Premier League, United are currently placed fifth in the competition, but are not out of the race yet.

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When was the last time Manchester United won the Champions League?

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Manchester United last won the Champions League during the 2007-08 season.

How many times United have won the Champions League?

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United have won the Champions League three times.

Has United won the EPL in the post-Ferguson era?

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No, United is yet to win the EPL in the post-Ferguson era.

Which was the last title United won?

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United's last title win was in 2016-17, the EFL Cup.

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