Manchester United take on Barcelona at the Nou Camp this week in a Europa League play-off first leg match.

It will be the first time manager Erik ten Hag has coached at the stadium, as he goes looking for a famous win. Having already beaten Real Madrid with Ajax, the United boss will hold no fear.

He will be helped out by a small handful of United players who have been there and done it already against Barcelona.

The Red Devils will be looking for a positive result to take back into the second leg at Old Trafford next week.

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Two current United players have scored at the Nou Camp

Two current players have scored at the Nou Camp before. One of these did so 10 years ago.

This was centre-back Raphael Varane in a 3-1 Copa del Rey semi-final win for Real Madrid in 2013. He headed in a corner from Mesut Ozil.

Varane was rested at the weekend and is a certain starter against a side he enjoyed many El Clasico matches against.

Casemiro has also scored against Barcelona before with Real back in 2016. However, this goal came at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The other Manchester United player to net at the Nou Camp was Jadon Sancho. The young winger scored for Borussia Dortmund at the stadium in a Champions League game in 2019.

Sancho had begun the game as a substitute, and pulled a goal back with a clinical strike from inside the box, with his side losing 3-1.

Another player with experience against Barcelona is Marcel Sabitzer, who has three wins from three against them with Bayern Munich. However, he will be suspended for the first leg.

Four Manchester United players who have scored at the Nou Camp for the club

Only two Manchester United players have ever scored against Barcelona at the Nou Camp. These were Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke, who shared the goals in a thrilling 3-3 draw in 1998.

Two further United players netted at the Nou Camp the same season, with Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on target in the Champions League final – but this was against Bayern Munich.

Manchester United record v Barcelona

Manchester United have a mixed record against Barcelona. The past four matches have been one-sided wins for the Spanish side.

From 13 matches, Manchester United have won just three, drawn four, and lost six. Two of the defeats came in Champions League finals in 2009 and 2011.

United’s wins came in the European Cup in 1984, in the Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1991, and Champions League semi-final second leg in 2008.

The Red Devils have never beaten Barcelona at the Nou Camp, losing 3-0 in 2019. An even worse result came back in 1994 when United lost 4-0.

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