After 2-0 defeat by Atlético Madrid, he left Barça in the league title, Barça returned Champions League action 25 days after the spectacular 5-1 victory over Olympique Lyonnais secured a pass in the last eight, and a trip to the north to Old Trafford face Manchester United (Wednesday at 21:00 CET). This is a team that needs very little introduction, but you can ignore a few things you did not know red devils.
It is located in northwestern England, Great Manchester is a second populated settlement in the city United Kingdom, The city went down 19th century Industrial Revolution, when it was known as "Cottonopolis" and had the world's first railway station and the revolutionary channel system.
In modern times, Manchester is one of the world's music-loving cities, which has produced such works as Oasis, Smit, New Order, Rocky Roses, Coarse, Simply Red, Take It, Happy Monday and James.
The club was originally founded as a railway team Newton Heath In 1878 he did not adopt his present name or legendary red shirts until 1902. Although United won the 1908 and 1911, they would not be truly grounded as one of the giants of English football until Matt Busby 1940s and 50s – but lost the entire generation of players Munich Air catastrophe 1958.
The United was reconstructed and in 1968 he became the first English team to win European Cup with similar Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and George Best to the side.
However, despite being regarded as the most supported team in the world, United has gone 25 years without a win in one league, a drought that ended in 1993 and sparked the golden age of the club under control. Alex Ferguson.
Under Scotland, the Red Devils won the amazing 13 league titles and also won Champions League twice with teams that have such greats as David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and young Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ever since Ferguson left, United struggled with the same high standards and in 2014 he did not even bet at the European league. But the keeper of the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær has built the air of hope – United is now trying to get back to the top of the English and European football stacks.
The congenial belief is that United has very few fans who actually live in Manchester, and Man City is a team that the local population supports. This is not the case, it is about 50/50, but after playing for another decade of violin, the city's rise in recent years has brought back the attention of Manchester.
Many would say that the biggest competitors of the United States really are Liverpool, The two cities are so close to meeting, and are historically the two most successful clubs in England.
Especially in the nineties, United also had a fierce rivalry Arsenal, while sometimes there was a hostile relationship between Man United and Leeds, which many have interpreted as a continuation of the historic roses of war between Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Old Trafford many considered him the best football stadium in the world when it was opened in 1910 with an original capacity of 77,000.
Much of the original building destroyed it World War II, but United have always played in the same spot. When the & # 39; Theater of Dreams & # 39; became a versatile place in the 1990s, its capacity dropped to 44,000, but recent extensions saw its rise to the current 75,957.
HEAD WITH HEAD
1983/84. A quarter finals Cup winner
Barça 2 (Hogg og, Rojo) Man Utd 0
Man Utd 3 (Robson 2, Stapleton) Barça 0
Man Utd has won 3-2, but lost in the semi-finals of any possible Juventus winners.
Finale cup winner of the cup 1990/91 (Rotterdam)
Man Utd 2 (Hughes 2) Barça 1 (Koeman)
1994/95 Champions League Group
Man Utd 2 (Hughes, Sharpe) Barça 2 (Romario, Bakero)
Barça 4 (Stoichkov 2, Romario, Ferrer) Man Utd 0
Man Utd was eliminated while Barca qualified from the group together with IFK Göteborg but lost from PSG in the quarterfinals.
1998/99 Champions League Group
Man Utd 3 (Giggs, Scholes, Beckham) Barça 3 (Andreson, Giovanni, Luis Enrique)
Barça 3 (Anderson, Rivaldo 2) Man Utd 3 (Yorke 2, Cole)
Barça was eliminated while Man Utd from the group together with Bayern Munich won the final and won the trophy.
2003 Friendly (Philadelphia)
Barça 1 (Kluivert) Man Utd 3 (Forlan 2, Van Nistelrooy)
Champions League semi-finals 2007/08
Barça 0 Man Utd 0
Man Utd 1 (Scholes) Barça 0
Man Utd has won a total of 1: 0 and went to Chelsea to win the final.
Final Champions League 2008/09 (Rome)
Barça 2 (Eto & # 39 ;, Messi) Man Utd 0
Final Champions League 2010/11 (Wembley)
Barça 3 (Pedro, Messi, villa) Man Utd 1 (Rooney)
Friendly 2011 (Landover, Maryland)
Barça 1 (Thiago) Man Utd 3 (Nani, Owen)
2012 friendly (Gothenburg)
Barça 0 Man Utd 0
Barça won 2-0 on penalties
2015 Friendly (Santa Clara, California)
Barça 1 (Rafinha) Man Utd 3 (Rooney, Lingard, Januzaj)
Friendly 2017 (Landover, Maryland)
Barça 1 (Neymar) Man Utd 0
With the Osmonah team in the league after conquering only seven of the first 17 games, Jose Mourinho was dismissed in December last year and was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjær. With Norwegian debit, the results have improved considerably. His career began with an unbeaten run of 12 matches, and United returned to the battle for at least a place in the Champions League.
However, last month, United's shape declined somewhat. They lost their key match with Arsenal and were beaten not once by Wolverhampton Wanderers – both in the FA Cup and in the FA Cup.
But dropping out of the cup meant that United had no match last weekend, offering them a rare luxury of eight days to prepare for FC Barcelona, while only three days since the Catalans beat Atlético.
FORM FOR THE PRINCE LEAGUE
Young Boys 0 Man United 3 (Pogba 2, Martial)
Man United 0 Valencia 0
Man United 0 Juventus 1
Juventus 1 Man United 2 (Mata, Bonucci)
Man United 1 (Fellaini) Young Boys 0
Valencia 2 Man United 1 (Rashford)
Still under Jose Mourinho at the time, United was only one goal at Old Trafford in the group stage and secured two of the three wins with goals in the last seconds.
Man United 0 PSG 2
PSG 1 Man United 3 (Lukaku 2, Rashford)
Loss of 2: 0 at home PSG in the first round of the 16th round, the growing mood of optimism at Old Trafford, the first loss of the team under Solskjær, weakened, but the astonishing 3-1 victory in Paris turned things into dramatic fashion and earned the quarterfinals of Barça.
Phil Jones, Marcus Rashford, Chris Smalling, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw they are all part of the promising new generation of English internationals.
Chilean Alexis Sánchez was in Barcelona from 2011 to 2018, while other United players with previous experience in La Liga: David de Gea (Atlético Madrid), Eric Bailly (Espanyol), Juan Mata (Valencia), Ander Herrera (Zaragoza, Athletic), Andreas Pereira (Granada, Valencia) i Antonio Valencia (Villarreal).
A large number of players of Man United and Barce play together one after the other for their teams, here is a complete list.
The best shooter of United on all competitions this season is the Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku but the goals are well arranged around the front line. Flambuoyantni Francuz Paul Pogba has 14, Marcus Rashford has 13 i Athony Martial has 12.
Luke Shaw they voted fans as United in the month three times this season. Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera once everyone was honored.
The injuries were not kind to the Reds this term, and the situation does not improve. Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia and both are out of January, and Eric Bailly he has not played since he was injured in the Ivory Coast action.
Alexis Sánchez he did not play a game with Southampton a month ago, but could stop on time for the Champions League while the two key players in Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof they return to full fitness.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær played 366 matches for Manchester United. Known for being "super sub", he achieved a dramatic winner in the 1999 Champions League final and won 67 drops for Norway.
Knee injury forced him to retire in 2007, after which he became United reserve manager. Since then, except for a short time City of Cardiff, he has trained his former club for the game Molde in his homeland.
When Jose Mourinho was rescinded in December, Solskjær returned to United as a guardian. Despite calls to keep the job on a permanent basis, as things stand, he will return to Molde at the end of the season.