Select your favourite Barca starting XI vs Manchester United from 3 options below. Leave your choice in the comments and explain your pick!
First of all, there are doubts about whether Ousmane Dembele is fit to play right from the start. Secondly, there are also strong calls to replace Arthur with Sergi Roberto.
Ernesto Valverde is expected to field the strongest starting XI possible against Manchester United on Tuesday night. Even though the Catalans won the away leg 1-0 they are still determined to keep attacking rather than defending their lead.
How should Barca line-up against United? We've picked up the likeliest options.
Option 1: Gala XI
Surely, Valverde is well-known for his conservative views. The boss could simply stick with the same starting XI which managed to get the best out of Manchester United away last week. It should be noted, however, that neither Arthur nor Philippe Coutinho were at their best that day.
Option 2: Roberto to the midfield
There are talks in the Catalan press that Valverde could bench Arthur who seems to be a bit out of rhythm. Moreover, the 22-year-old could be simply tired of playing twice a week at the biggest level possible. In any case, Sergi Roberto could occupy his position in the midfield. Wise choice?
Option 3: Let's start Dembele
The Frenchman has finally returned into action after sustaining a disappointing hamstring injury in the 5-1 Olympique Lyon win. He could start up front with Philippe Coutinho moved back into the midfield. However, there are doubts over the Frenchman's physical shape as he struggled a bit to produce his best performance against minnows Huesca on Saturday.