Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his side to the scene of his greatest moment as a player on Tuesday evening, when he looks to guide his side past Barcelona in the Champions League quarter final, and he will be assisted by the return of some crucial men.
The Red Devils gave themselves a mountain to climb when they lost 1-0 to the La Liga giants at Old Trafford in the first leg last week, which means that the Norwegian’s side are likely to need to score twice to come out on top in Spain.
United overturned a worse position than this in the previous round, but they received help from PSG that you just don’t foresee them getting out in the Nou Camp on Tuesday.
To help the Red Devils boss in his quest to secure the amazing turnaround, he will have former Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez back in his ranks for the second leg, which Solskjaer confirmed when he addressed the media ahead of the match.
“Alex has been here and played here so it’s a big night for him,” the United official website quotes him as saying.
“When he’s on the pitch, I’m sure he wants to prove a point.
”He wants to prove a point for us as well, because he’s been injured, he’s not had a fantastic season so far and let’s hope he can end it great for us because we are at the business end.
“Let’s hope Alexis, when he’s on the pitch, can be happy with his performance.”
Sanchez is not the only United player coming back for the Spanish test. Nemanja Matic has declared himself available, although whether he replaces Scott McTominay in the holding position remains to be seen.
One man who the Red Devils will definitely be without in the Nou Camp is Luke Shaw. The left-back picked up a yellow card last week that will rule him out of the contest, but Ashley Young is available having served his domestic suspension on Saturday.