How FC Barcelona can defeat Manchester United at Old Trafford

Gerard Piqué will make an emotional return to Old Trafford tonight [April 10] as FC Barcelona face Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final.

The 32-year-old spent four years in Manchester, making 23 appearances for the Red Devils before moving to Barça in 2008.

Piqué has become an icon since joining the Catalan club, making more than 450 appearances and helping win the Champions League on three occasions.

Two of those successes came against his former employers, the first a 2-0 win in Rome in 2009.

Barça repeated the trick two years later, winning 3-1 at Wembley thanks to goals from Pedro, Lionel Messi and David Villa.

The Catalan side are in a good position to secure a first treble since 2015 as Ernesto Valverde’s men sit top of LaLiga.

Barça have also made it to the final of the Copa Del Rey and their progression in the Champions League has been equally as impressive.

Having cruised through the group stages, Barça dismantled Olympique Lyonnais 5-1 in the second leg of the round of 16 at the Camp Nou.

A double from Lionel Messi and goals from Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembélé and Piqué ensured safe passage to the last eight for a 12th straight season.

Manchester United are at this stage of the competition for the first time since 2014 after a dramatic comeback against PSG.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær was appointed full-time manager last month having won 14 of his 19 matches as interim boss and masterminded the 3-1 victory in Paris last month.

United will travel to the Camp Nou for the second leg where Solskjær has happy memories, scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final in 1999 at the ground against FC Bayern Munich.

How FC Barcelona can defeat Manchester United at Old Trafford

Gerard Piqué will make an emotional return to Old Trafford tonight [April 10] as FC Barcelona face Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final.

The 32-year-old spent four years in Manchester, making 23 appearances for the Red Devils before moving to Barça in 2008.

Piqué has become an icon since joining the Catalan club, making more than 450 appearances and helping win the Champions League on three occasions.

Two of those successes came against his former employers, the first a 2-0 win in Rome in 2009.

Barça repeated the trick two years later, winning 3-1 at Wembley thanks to goals from Pedro, Lionel Messi and David Villa.

The Catalan side are in a good position to secure a first treble since 2015 as Ernesto Valverde’s men sit top of LaLiga.

Barça have also made it to the final of the Copa Del Rey and their progression in the Champions League has been equally as impressive.

Having cruised through the group stages, Barça dismantled Olympique Lyonnais 5-1 in the second leg of the round of 16 at the Camp Nou.

A double from Lionel Messi and goals from Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembélé and Piqué ensured safe passage to the last eight for a 12th straight season.

Manchester United are at this stage of the competition for the first time since 2014 after a dramatic comeback against PSG.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær was appointed full-time manager last month having won 14 of his 19 matches as interim boss and masterminded the 3-1 victory in Paris last month.

United will travel to the Camp Nou for the second leg where Solskjær has happy memories, scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final in 1999 at the ground against FC Bayern Munich.