Huge boost for Barcelona: 2 biggest Catalan newspapers report Dembele is starting vs United
- Dembele is likely to start vs United instead of Coutinho.
- He has fully recovered from his injury.
- He will play alongside Messi and Suarez.
Both Mundo Deportivo and Diario Sport put Ousmane Dembele on the covers of their Monday issue. According to the papers, the Frenchman is ready to start against United on Tuesday. He has fully recovered and is going to play alongside Leo Messi and Luis Suarez.
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Dembele missed the first leg of the quarter-final against United. The winger wasn't able to recover from his muscle injury in time for the game at Old Trafford. Comparing Dembele's impact on the United opponents' play to Coutinho's, who started the first leg, we can recall Schmeichel's word's on last week's performance.
"They are not the force they used to be. They were in trouble against Roma and you can see that there are ways to get them into trouble," Schmeichel said. "The old Barcelona would have gone for 2-0, 3-0, 4-0."
"Did Coutinho play today?" asks the former goalkeeper laughing. "The big players weren't really playing."
"They are definitely not the force we used to see. Barcelona is a team that you can challenge. I'm not saying it is going to be easy at Camp Nou, Man United need to be very different," he added.