The Champions League draw for the quarter-finals took place this morning in Switzerland and Manchester United face a tricky test against Barcelona.
This is the first time since 2009 that four English teams – United, Liverpool, Tottenham, City — have gone this far in the tournament, with at least one certain to make the semi-finals with Spurs drawn against Pep Guardiola’s men.
Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer previewed the draw at his press conference this morning, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News: “Definitely, we’re happy to be through, so many good teams anyway so we’ll know in a couple of hours time who we’re gonna play against and it’s been a nice couple of days watching and relaxing the other games. I don’t really mind who we gonna play because it’s gonna be tough anyway if you’re gonna win it.”
We didn’t fear anyone going into the draw because we just overcame PSG from a two-goal deficit. And, the same mental state will hopefully be intact when we take on one of the world’s greatest clubs.
This is what Champions League football is about… United may go into the tie as underdogs, but Solskjaer will ensure they’re in with a chance until the very end.
Rest of the draw
- Ajax vs Juventus
- Liverpool vs FC Porto
- Tottenham vs Manchester City
Here are some of the best tweets in relation to Manchester United vs Barcelona.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, 20 years on from 1999, returns to the Nou Camp in the Champions League! 🔴 pic.twitter.com/eiAjmfFY1u
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) March 15, 2019
Manchester United vs Barcelona. Turns phone off. Here we go…bring on the Catalans by the score.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) March 15, 2019
Manchester United drawn as the away team first, however UEFA procedure means that this will be reversed. United will play the first leg at Old Trafford.
— Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) March 15, 2019
Lads, I’ll take it. I’ll take it. That’ll be some top class fun.
— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) March 15, 2019
Ole at the Camp Nou. Had to be
— Rich Laverty (@RichJLaverty) March 15, 2019
FA Cup – Drawn away against Arsenal, Chelsea & Wolves.
Champions League – Drawn against PSG & Barcelona.
“mAN uNitEd aLwaYs gEt eASy dRAwS” 🤠 pic.twitter.com/vMw1oeMePb
— bet365 (@bet365) March 15, 2019
So to win the CL, United will have beaten (deep breath)….Juventus (group), PSG, Barcelona, Liverpool and Man City…
— Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) March 15, 2019
Starting to think Ole isn’t very lucky when it comes to cup draws!…
— Adam Marshall (@AdamSMarshall) March 15, 2019
UNITED YES! Messi at old trafford dream come true!
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) March 15, 2019
— Nicw MUFC (@NicwMUFC) March 15, 2019