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Marcus Rashford ready to dominate. Image: Marcus Rashford/Twitter

Manchester United tipped to march on in Europa League

Manchester United are expected to beat Barcelona on Thursday and knock the Spaniards out of the Europa League.

Rashford Man United Benni McCarthy

Marcus Rashford ready to dominate. Image: Marcus Rashford/Twitter

Manchester United are expected to beat Barcelona on Thursday and knock the Spaniards out of the Europa League.

The giants of Europe meet at Old Trafford on Thursday, 23 February with kick-off set for 22:00. A breathtaking first leg has set up this match to begin at 2-2.

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Manchester United expected to win

And who is likely to advance to the next round? Manchester United if you take a look at what Hollywoodbets have said.

Manchester United are favourites to win being given odds of 12/10 to win in normal time while the visitors, who are top of LaLiga, are given odds of 9/4. The draw is given odds of 49/20.

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Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag praised his team’s dominance against the number one team in Spain.

But was frustrated by their finishing at the Camp Nou.

“In such a game,” said Ten Hag. He added: “when you create five, seven clear chances, you have to finish more of them”.

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Missing men for Barcelona

Barcelona will be without the injured forwards Pedri and Ousmane Dembele while Gavi is suspended.

“We came here with the desire and passion to compete,” the Spanish mentor said.

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“We are looking forward to show our best version on Thursday despite all the players we are missing. We all know it will be difficult but we have a team capable of advancing to the next round.”

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