DO OR DIE: Manchester United Line-Up For Huge Barcelona Europa League Second leg

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LONDON [SHIFTMEDIA] Erik ten Hag is set to ring the changes for Manchester United’s Europa League clash against Barcelona on Thursday night.

The Red Devils go into their knockout round play-off second leg tie on level terms after both teams played out a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp last week.

And in a boost for United, boss Ten Hag has revealed that Antony and Harry Maguire are in line to return to the squad after shaking off injury problems.

Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer are also available for the Old Trafford encounter after serving their suspensions.

But the match will come too soon for French forward Anthony Martial, who remains out with a hip issue.

Ten Hag will also be keeping one eye on Sunday ahead of the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle, which is live on talkSPORT.

However the Dutchman is still expected to field a strong line-up against the Blaugrana in what promises to be an end-to-end affair.

But what changes will he make from the side that thrashed Leicester 3-0? takes a look at how United could start.

David de Gea will keep his place between the sticks with the Spanish goalkeeper one of the club’s top performers this season.

After being rested against the Foxes on Sunday, Aaron Wan-Bissaka could come in for right-back Diogo Dalot.

Luke Shaw is likely to keep his place on the opposite side of defence, with Ten Hag making a change to his centre-back pairing.

Victor Lindelof could come out of the team in place of World Cup winner Raphael Varane, where he would partner Lisandro Martinez.

Despite being back from injury, Maguire is unlikely to start with the England international not a regular under Ten Hag.

Brazilian duo Casemiro and Fred will likely be United’s holding midfielders, with Sabitzer and Scott McTominay left on the bench.

Bruno Fernandes would then feature in an advanced role, with Jadon Sancho and goal machine Marcus Rashford to be deployed on the wings.

Antony is likely to be used off the bench with Ten Hag to be cautious of risking him ahead of the trip to Wembley this weekend.

Wout Weghorst is likely to once again be tasked with leading the line – despite spurning a huge chance against Xavi’s men in Catalonia.

The Netherlands international, who is on loan from Burnley, has scored just once for United since joining in January.

But his link-up play has been praised by fans, where he has combined well with Rashford in recent weeks.


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