Barcelona vs Man United: Fans React After Two European Giants Drawn Together in UEL Playoff

Barcelona vs Man United: Fans React After Two European Giants Drawn Together in UEL Playoff

  • Manchester United have drawn Barcelona in the Europa League playoff in a mouth-watering encounter
  • The draw sent fans into a frenzy, with some trolling the two sides for how low they've fallen and others very excited
  • The two sides have won several European cups between them, but their fortunes have dwindled in the last few years

Barcelona and Manchester United will meet in the Europa League playoff in the new year, in a highly-anticipated encounter involving the two European giants.

The Red Devils failed to finish top of Group E and now face relegated La Blaugrana, who finished third in their Champions League group, with both teams sharing immense history and triumphs between them.

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Xavi played against Manchester United in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals, which Barcelona won on both occasions. Photo by Michael Regan.
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Man United and Barca's history dates back to their 1984 European Cup Winners' Cup tie. United beat Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate after going 2-0 down in the first leg to the team with Diego Maradona, according to MEN.

United and Barcelona clashed in the mid-1990s in classic Champions League encounters, but Johan Cruyff thrashing United 4-0 was a harsh lesson to Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

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Barcelona vs Manchester United draw

The two sides have faced each other several times this century, most notably in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals. However, Barcelona triumphed on both occasions, according to the Guardian.

Still, United defeated Barcelona in the semi-final in 2008 en route to their third European crown. When the draw was confirmed, fans went crazy on social media, according to Sky Sports.

One fan claimed the draw was the biggest in all European competitions.

"Manchester United v Barcelona is the biggest game out of the Europa League and Champions League draws today."

Another fan outlined how both teams have fallen from their former glory.

"Just over a decade ago, Barcelona and Manchester United were comfortably the two strongest clubs in world football. Here we are - in 2022 - and they’re fighting for a place in the Europa League Round of 16."

Others felt the draw was so obvious.

"Manchester United vs Barcelona was too INEVITABLE ."
"You can’t tell me these draws are not rigged Barcelona vs Manchester United was so obvious."

Some thought the match would get more attention compared to any in the Champions League.

"We can all agree to the fact that Manchester United vs Barcelona will get more hype than any match in the UCL right?"

One United fan predicted that Barcelona can't beat his team.

"The current Barcelona can't beat Manchester United. I don't know why Arsenal and Chelsea fans are trolling us into the discussion. We only lose to small teams."

United transfer target Frenkie De Jong is set to play in the encounter, but fans trolled him too.

"Imagine Frenkie De Jong sitting on the bench for Barcelona in both games against Manchester United "

Another fan aimed a brutal dig at the two teams.

"Manchester United vs Barcelona, two finished teams."

United have beaten Barcelona once in their last 10 meetings.

Man United draw Barcelona

Sports Brief earlier reported on Man United drawing Barcelona in the Europa League playoff.

The two European giants renew their European rivalry after drawing each other in the knockout round of the Europa League.

It will be a meeting between the game's finest footballers in Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski.

Source: Sports Brief News