– Man United fans are suggesting their Champions League quarter-final draw with Barcelona was doctored by UEFA
– United will host Barca in the first leg in April, before the reverse fixture at the Nou Camp a week later
– Paul Scholes netted the winner for United when they defeated Barcelona on the way to winning the trophy for a third time in 2008.
Manchester United supporters are claiming that Europe’s football governing body, UEFA staged Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw that paired the Red Devils with Barcelona.
According to a UK Sun, United will play host Barcelona at Old Trafford for the first leg clash next month, before heading to Nou Camp for the reverse fixture after seven days.
Club’s interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be leading his side to the same venue he netted the injury-time winner against Bayern in 1999 final.
And the winner of the contest will battle Liverpool or FC Porto in the semis to decide the club that will play in the final match on June 1.
Man United defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 to qualify for the quarterfinal via a late spot-kick by Marcus Rashford that was awarded after the match referee consulted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
During the early round, United and Serie A champions Juventus progressed from the same up stage.
However, after seeing Manchester City and Juventus not facing one another until the semi-final stage, some Man United fans are insisting the draw was doctored.
. “Barcelona united what a fix man,” a Twitter user @TheLocalMaliki tweeted.
Another named Maxwell stressed:
“Who fix this draws, how can Manchester United play Messi.”
But other fans think otherwise and believes the club’s fortune is against them.
“What’s been happening this season? We’ve had Chelsea and Arsenal in the cup, had Juventus in our group stage and now PSG and now Barca whilst we’ve had 10 injuries in between that,” commented Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya™ on Twitter.
Ang Shang Le stressed further: ” Why are we always getting big clubs?? FA cup as well ffs.”
“If we win a trophy this season i’m having a party ffs.”
Interestingly, ex-Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas claims the Catalan side will go all the way to the Madrid final for a sixth UCL title.
“Barca are winning it,” the Spaniard tweeted.
Earlier reports have suggested that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has requested Paul Scholes to join him at Manchester United after leaving Oldham.
According to UK Sun, Scholes left his managerial role at Boundary Park after seven matches in 31 days, claiming involvement from above.
But his former teammate Solskjaer is keen on having him join the Red Devils at the Carrington Training Ground.