Man United to face Barcelona in Champions League quarterfinal
- United were meant to travel to Camp Nou for the first leg of the UCL quarterfinal.
- UEFA has moved the clash to Old Trafford because it clashes with City's game.
- United will play either Liverpool or Porto if they go through.
The Champions League draw for the quarterfinal stage is taking place in Switzerland in UEFA headquarters. Manchester United have been drawn against Barcelona. The first legs will take place on 9 April and 10 April. Dates are yet to be confirmed. The first game for United will be a home leg at Old Trafford.
• The rest of the draw:
- Ajax vs Juventus
- Liverpool vs Porto
- Spurs vs Man City
If United go through they will face the winner of the Liverpool vs Porto pair.
Now is the first time since 2009 four English sides have gone that far in the competition. Chelsea and Arsenal are still representing England in the Europa League. The Blues are the last English side to have won the trophy, in 2012.
Andy Cole representing United at the draw:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer previewed the draw: ''We’re happy to be through, so many good teams anyway so we’ll know in a couple of hours time who we’re gonna play against and it’s been a nice couple of days watching and relaxing the other games. I don’t really mind who we gonna play because it’s gonna be tough anyway if you’re gonna win it.''
It's worth remembering that the maximum the Premier League can get is five Champions League spots. If PL sides who win both the Champions League and the Europa League finish outside the top-4 then the fourth team in the domestic league standings will not qualify for the UCL's next season.