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Manchester United v Barcelona – Prediction & Preview

Barcelona visit Old Trafford tonight for the second leg of their Europa League knockout round play-off tie, with Manchester United live scores expected to be a big search term for football fans around the world as they track this crucial game. 

The two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the first leg at Camp Nou. 

Marcos Alonso scored the opening goal for Barca, but the lead didn’t last long as Marcus Rashford restored parity.

The 25-year-old then got the assist for Jules Kounde’s own goal to put his side in the driving seat.

However, a 76th-minute strike from Raphinha meant both sides would not have any advantage for the second leg at Old Trafford. 

The Red Devils will enter the upcoming match on the back of a 3-0 victory over Leicester City last weekend. 

The Foxes created several chances in the first half, but United took the lead through Rashford in the 25th minute. 

The England international added another early in the second half before Jadon Sancho made it three for the home side. 

The victory leaves them third in the standings, with just three points separating them and Manchester City. 

Meanwhile, Barcelona breezed past relegation-threatened Cadiz in their most recent league encounter. 

Sergi Roberto and Robert Lewandowski scored goals just before half-time as the Catalans registered their 19th league victory this season. 

Match Preview 

Manchester United

Legendary former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson would have won four Champions League trophies if he hadn’t lost the two finals against Barcelona. The Catalans defeated the English giants in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals.  

The two sides most recently met in the 2018-19 Champions League quarter-finals. Barca knocked out their rivals from the European competition after winning the tie by an aggregate 4-0 score. 

United have faced Barcelona on 10 previous occasions but have won only once and suffered five losses. 


The Blaugrana have been impressive recently under their manager Xavi Hernandez. They are currently unbeaten in their last 18 matches in all competitions and are top contenders to win the La Liga title, with Real Madrid eight points behind in the table. 

Barcelona endured a disappointing 2021-22 season when they finished 13 points behind Madrid. They also disappointed fans in the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana. 

They were relegated to the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League group. The Blaugrana failed to perform well, exiting the competition in the quarter-finals.

Manchester United vs Barcelona Prediction 

The Catalans face a tough fight against United in the Europa League. The Red Devils have done incredibly well this season under Erik ten Hag, who has brought about a massive improvement at the club. 

United have been particularly successful at Old Trafford as they have won 14 of their last 15 home matches. 

We are backing Ten Hag’s men to prevail on Thursday night. But the match is unlikely to be one-sided and Barca should also get on the scoresheet.

Manchester United 2-1 Barcelona