Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets back ahead of Manchester United fixture – Man United News And Transfer News


Barcelona got a big injury boost ahead of their away game against Manchester United in the Europa League.

Last Thursday, the Spanish giants had to play at home without captain Sergio Busquets due to injury.

The first leg at the Spotify Camp Nou ended in an excellent 2-2 draw, despite injuries and players missing on both sides during the match.

Rumors resurfaced the following day that the Spanish midfielder could miss this week’s away games.

However, he was included in the squad to face Kaz on Sunday, so it is likely he will play a few minutes with Manchester United on Thursday.

Sport Witness reports Busquets completed a full training session on the Saturday before the league match.

In fact, he is expected to play ‘a few minutes’ at Old Trafford as it is being seen as a big boost for Barcelona.

However, Gabi, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele are out, the former suspended and the latter two injured.

Key players Savitzer and Lisandro Martinez were suspended as United traveled to Spain on Thursday.

Christian Eriksen, Anthony, Donnie van de Beek, Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay have all been sidelined through injury.

However, this did not stop United’s attack from flourishing, scoring two goals from Marcus Rashford and an own goal from Jules Kunde.

Eric Ten Hag hopes for an even stronger performance with the return of players and the added bonus of home advantage.

Winning the Europa League automatically means qualifying for the Champions League, so it will be one of the manager’s priorities.