Manchester United face the unenviable task of facing Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has worked wonders to take United into the last eight of the competition after replacing Jose Mourinho in December.

They must now attempt to see off the La Liga giants, who have emerged as the favourites to win the competition after Real Madrid’s exit.

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Leading out Barca in the last eight tie will be Lionel Messi as he looks to add a fifth Champions League winners’ medal to his collection.

The Argentine has been in scintillating form again this season and scored twice against Lyon at the Nou Camp.



Lionel Messi celebrates

But United fans may not be fearing him or Barca too much, such is their record at this stage of the competition.

They have gone out at this stage in each of the last three seasons and in four of the last five.

Roma famously fought back from 4-1 down to knock them out last term, while Juventus and Atletico Madrid have also sent them packing.



Lionel Messi reacts against Roma last season

Messi meanwhile has found this stage of the competition the hardest of them all.

In fact, he has now gone a staggering eleven quarter-final ties in the Champions League without scoring.

Messi’s last goal at this stage of the competition came way back in April 2013 in a 2-2 draw with Paris.

Over to you, Ole.



Lionel Messi scores against PSG in 2013

Lionel Messi’s quarter-final matches without scoring

2017/18 – Barcelona 4-1 Roma, Roma 3-0 Barcelona

2016/17 – Juventus 3-0 Barcelona, Barcelona 0-0 Juventus

2015/16 – Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid, Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona

2014/15 – PSG 1-3 Barcelona, Barcelona 2-0 PSG

2013/14 – Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid, Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

2012/13 – Barcelona 1-1 PSG (second leg).

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