Ousmane Dembele is fit again as the young Barcelona Foward is expected to start tonight and assist Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in stretching United Defense in Champions League Clash at the Nou Camp.
Alexis Sanchez is in contention to return after six weeks on the sidelines as Manchester United attempt to overcome a 1-0 deficit in the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona.
“Alex has been here and played here so it’s a big night for him,” said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the game. “When he’s on the pitch, I’m sure he wants to prove a point.
“He wants to prove a point for us as well, because he’s been injured, he’s not had a fantastic season so far and let’s hope he can end it great for us because we are at the business end.”
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag believes his side must believe they can pull off a stunning upset against Juventus, just as they did to send holders Real Madrid crashing out of the last-16 knockout round.
The Eredivisie title challengers, who are ahead of rivals PSV Eindhoven on goal difference at the top of the table, reversed a 2-1 home defeat against Real Madrid with one of the biggest upsets in Champions League history, storming to a 4-1 win over the 13-time winners at the Santiago Bernabeu.
That was their first Champions League knockout victory for 22 years and while ten Hag agrees that his side have exceeded expectations, the Dutchman sees no reason why they cannot spring another shock.
“At the start of the season, nobody expected us to be in the final eight of the Champions League,” ten Hag told a press conference.