09 Apr Man Utd vs Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele makes squad for Outdated Trafford journey regardless of not being medically cleared
The France worldwide ahead has been included in Ernesto Valverde’s travelling occasion regardless of issues over his troublesome hamstring
Ousmane Dembele has been included in Barcelona’s squad for his or her Champions League quarter-final first leg conflict with Manchester United regardless of missing medical clearance.
The France worldwide has not figured for the Blaugrana since March 13, when he was launched off the bench throughout a gathering with Lyon at Camp Nou.
The 21-year-old had been nursing a hamstring criticism heading into that contest, however noticed out a 20-minute cameo which included him discovering the goal in a 5-1 win.
That success booked Barcelona’s place within the final eight of Europe’s premier membership competitors.
It got here at a value, although, with Ernesto Valverde conceding that his gamble on the health of a World Cup winner had backfired.
Dembele has not been seen since, with no additional dangers taken.
He’s nonetheless to be given the inexperienced mild to determine at Outdated Trafford on Wednesday, however will probably be making the journey to England.
Valverde has chosen the Frenchman alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.
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Barcelona had revealed previous to a 2-Zero victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday that they have been reluctant to hurry Dembele again.
Valverde dominated the thrilling expertise out of his plans for that fixture and advised that he remained a doubt for a gathering with United.
The Blaugrana boss mentioned: “He is undoubtedly not accessible for [Atletico] and we’ll see about Wednesday.
“It is not price us taking the danger with the remaining video games.
“I can say he will be unable to play [against Atletico]. Yesterday he skilled for a short time with the group, we’ll see if he does at this time, however he will probably be introduced again into the group steadily.”
That course of seems to have been accelerated.
There was no indication that Dembele will probably be included from the off towards United, however he may type a part of the matchday squad.
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If he’s thought-about to be prepared for motion, then he could also be a helpful influence choice to have on the bench.
His tempo and trickery would pose issues for any drained legs within the Crimson Devils’ ranks heading in direction of the closing phases of an eagerly-anticipated encounter.
Valverde will, nonetheless, be eager to keep away from speeding the teen again into motion forward of schedule and will probably be searching for his facet to place in a efficiency at Outdated Trafford which requires no help from these not at 100 per cent.