Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Picture: REUTERS/SCOTT HAPPELL
Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Picture: REUTERS/SCOTT HAPPELL

Barcelona — Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will let his "gut feeling" decide his starting lineup for Tuesday night’s Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona.

Alexis Sanchez and Nemanja Matic are part of United’s 22-man travelling squad as they look to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit. Sanchez has not featured since picking up a knee injury against Southampton in March, while Matic is recovering from a muscle injury.

United lost the home leg against Paris St Germain in the previous round 2-0 before turning the tie around in the French capital, and Solskjaer is hopeful his players can serve up a repeat at the Nou Camp.

"I think I’ll be so focused," Solskjaer told the BBC. "I’ll have my last little gut feeling on who to play.

"Against PSG I had a team in my mind when we travelled in the morning, walk out into the stadium, see the stadium and you say: ‘nah, I’ll change, he needs to play’ and it turned
out ok."

The Nou Camp has an added significance for Solskjaer after he scored a stoppage-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich at the stadium in Manchester United’s treble-winning season. Reuters