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Manchester United v Barcelona - starting line-ups

The team news ahead of the Champions League tie between Manchester United and Barcelona

Manchester United v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: First Leg
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Paul Pogba starts in midfield, but there are some surprise inclusions in the rest of the eleven. Obviously David de Gea is chosen in goal ahead of his transfer to Real Madrid in the summer.

In defence is Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof, which is probably the best back four available to him.

Supporting Pogba in midfield is Scott McTominay, and there is a place for Fred too, both earning recalls after their excellent displays against Paris Saint-Germain in the last round of the Champions League.

Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku start in attack, with the possibility that Lukaku will attack from the wings as he has done for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Belgium previously.

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Ernesto Valverde unsurprisingly names second-best player in the world, Lionel Messi, in attack, and it would be no surprise to see him score another hat-trick and send United out of the competition before the second leg of the tie even gets started.

Supporting him is the disgusting Luis Suarez, as well as a motley assortment of some of the very best players in the world.

United will be lucky to keep a clean sheet tonight, as they would be in any match that includes 11 human beings, regardless of talent or sense.