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Manchester united expected lineup against Barcelona



Manchester United have a chance of qualifying for the Europa League Round of 16 if they face Barcelona in the second leg of the first leg of the Round of 16.

Marcus Rashford added an own goal from Jules Kounde to help United draw 2-2 with Barcelona in a thrilling first leg in Spain, with the tie in limbo ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford. A draw would send Thursday’s game into extra time, a situation Erik ten Hag is keen to avoid just days after their Europa League clash in the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle.

United received a reinforcement in their squad ahead of the visit to Barcelona, ​​with Antony and Harry Maguire set to return to the squad. Meanwhile, Pedri and Gavi are on Barcelona’s unavailable list alongside Ousmane Dembele, with Pedri picking up the injury in the first leg while Gavi was suspended following his third yellow card of the European Cup campaign. ‘Europe. So, could see Hag’s side be able to book a place in the next round of the Europa League? We see.

Man United vs Barcelona score predicted by simulation

To complete this simulation, we used FIFA 23 and updated the squads with the latest injuries and suspensions.

We expect United could line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with the line-up as follows: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemirò, Fred; Fernandes, Weghorst, Sancho; Rashford.

We expect the visitors could line up in a 4-3-3 formation, with their line-ups as follows: Ter Stegen; Konde, Araujo, Christensen, Alba; Kessie, De Jong, Roberto; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Fati.

The duel ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, but after 120 minutes there was no winner and the game went to penalties. Fernandes, Rashford, Marcel Sabitzer and Casemiro all scored as the shootout led 4-4 to fifth kickers and after Antony missed his penalty, Barcelona won the playoff game. Antony’s strike was poor and ter Stegen guessed the right path as the penalty was at the perfect height for the German. Substitute Sergio Busquets came forward to score the winning penalty and the Spaniard sent De Gea the wrong way to win the game.

Predicted result on FIFA 23: Man United 1-1 Barcelona (3-3 agg) – Penalties

FIFA 23 predicted United could go all the way to a penalty shootout on Thursday night, but a penalty shootout loss knocked out Ten Hag’s side in the simulation. A 1-1 draw after 120 minutes led to a clash between the founders, showing how even these two teams are and how this tie could be decided with the smallest margins.

What do you think the end result will look like? Let us know in the comments.