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Samuel Umtiti’s bid to be fit for the Champions League last-16 trip to Lyon has gathered momentum with the defender returning to Barcelona training. Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti appears to be closing in on a return from a lengthy knee injury. France international Umtiti completed part of Friday’s session as he steps up his recovery from a persistent knee problem, which has blighted his season. The centre-back has not since November’s 1-1 draw with Atletico but recently declared his desire to be available for the Lyon tie. Umtiti joined Barca from the Ligue 1 side in 2016, where in five years as a player and made 170 first-team appearances.

Image result for umtiti barcelona  Despite losing Messi, Arthur, Cillenssen to injuries, Barcelona received yet another great news ahead of Athletic Bilbao clash 1538129688 139279 1538130296 noticia normalTherefore, the 25-year is especially keen to return in time for the encounter at Groupama Stadium on February 19. Clement Lenglet has been Ernesto Valverde’s preferred partner for Gerard Pique in Umtiti’s absence. The defender started in the 1-1 midweek draw against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, and has been a regular in the side for the past few months.

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The experienced Thomas Vermaelen filled the role at home to Valencia last weekend and could be considered an option to face Lyon if Umtiti does not recover in time. It is not all good news on the injury front for the La Liga leaders, however, with midfielder Athur expected to miss around a month after sustaining a hamstring injury.

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Barca will be hoping to return to winning ways this weekend when they face Valencia. The Spanish champions ended a run of eight straight games without a win in the 2-2 draw, but had to come from two goals behind to earn any points. The Catalan side take a six-point advantage at the top into Sunday’s visit to Athletic Bilbao, who are only three points clear of the relegation zone.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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BRILLIANT! SOLSKJAER REVEALS PLAN AHEAD OF SECOND LEG AGAINST BARCELONA

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed his plan to defeat Barcelona in the second leg of his side’s UEFA Champions League tie with the La Liga leaders.

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United were beaten by one goal to nothing in the first leg played on Wednesday.

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A Luke Shaw own goal in the 12th minute was all Ernesto Valverde’s men needed to claim victory at Old Trafford.

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Speaking after the game, Ole Gunnar Solskajer revealed he will be going in to the game with one thing in mind.

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He said: ‘We played a good team. We know you have to defend a lot without the ball and you might be tired when you get the chance yourself.

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‘We go there with one thing in my mind, we have to score.’

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There is no doubt United will have to score to go through to the semi-final, but the game at the Nou Camp won’t be easy by any means.

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It is expected that Barcelona will dominate the second leg, leaving United with the option of playing on the counter.

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Aside playing on the counter, Solskjaer will have to rely on set-pieces in order to get a goal. This is where a player like Lukaku will be useful, given his physical presence.

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It remains to be seen if Lionel Messi will be able to give a better performance after a not too inspiring first leg where he was bullied by Chris Smalling.

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The United defender had prior to the game said that he was ready for the challenge against Messi, urging the little Argentine to ‘bring it on’.

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Smalling showed he was ready for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner by making life very difficult for him.

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MANCHESTER UNITED BOSS NAMES THE PLAYER THAT IS ALWAYS IMPROVING HIS GAME

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on midfielder Scott McTominay after his performance against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League, adding that the youngster is improving in every game he plays.

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The Scotsman played the entire game as United slumped to 1-0 defeat at the hands of Spanish La Liga side Barcelona on Wednesday night.

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The 22-year-old won the Man of the Match award after a commanding display against the best team in the La Liga.

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Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said: ‘Scott McTominay was fantastic. Every time he plays for us he is improving.

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‘He’s a great athlete, wins his challenges and quick on his feet. He started settling us to be fair [after United went behind].’

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McTominay has made 17 appearances for United this season, scoring once.

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He is a product of United’s academy and made his Premier League debut when he came on as a substitute against Arsenal on the 7th of May, 2017.

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His first Premier League start for the club was against Crystal Palace on the 21st of May, 2017.

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Solskjaer will be hoping the youngster continues to improve and gives a good account of himself if he is given another chance against Barcelona in the second leg.

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With the future of Ander Herrera in doubt, United may have just found an ideal replacement for the Spaniard.

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If he is consistent, his youthfulness and ability to put in enormous strength will make him the darling of United supporters.

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At this stage, it is important for the youngster to avoid the distractions that come from being the centre of attention and focus on giving his best in training.

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He should learn from previous United youngsters who have broken into the first team and failed to maintain and improve on the work that got them to the top.

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