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Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Ernesto Valverde: Lionel Messi fully fit to face Manchester United

Lionel Messi is fully fit to face Manchester United and ready to end his long drought in the Champions League quarter-finals, according to Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde.
Messi needed treatment before he could continue at Old Trafford (Getty)

Ernesto Valverde: Chris Smalling hit Lionel Messi like a train

Lionel Messi could be rested against Huesca after a challenge by Manchester United defender Chris Smalling was compared by Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde to being hit by a train.

Ernesto Valverde considers resting Lionel Messi ahead of Manchester United return

Lionel Messi could be among a number of players rested by Barcelona on Saturday as Ernesto Valverde keeps one eye on their Champions League second leg against Manchester United.
Lionel Messi was left with a bloodied nose following a collision with Chris Smalling (Rex-Shutterstock)

Chris Smalling: Lionel Messi knows collision was an accident

Chris Smalling insists there is no ill feeling between him and Lionel Messi after their collision during Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Manchester United hurt their chances of a top-four finish with their loss at Wolves on Tuesday. Matthew Peters-Man Utd via Getty Images

Hungry Wolves stop Manchester United again

Wolverhampton Wanderers repeated their 2018/2019 FA Cup defeat of Manchester United as a Chris Smalling own goal gave them another 2-1 win in a pulsating English Premier League game on Tuesday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United need 15 points from remaining six games for top...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United should have beaten Wolves and thinks they need 15 points from their last six games to reach the top four.
(Top, L-R) Manchester United’s Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea, Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku, Scottish midfielder Scott McTominay, English defender Chris Smalling, Ivorian defender Eric Bailly, English defender Luke Shaw, (bottom L-R) Brazilian midfielder Fred, English midfielder Ashley Young, Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira, English forward Marcus Rashford and Swedish defender Victor Lindelof pose before the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on March 6, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Five games that won Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the Manchester United job

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been rewarded by Manchester United for engineering a remarkable turnaround in the club’s fortunes since he took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho in December.
Victor Lindelof has hit back at 'sick' fans who threatened the defender after he pulled out of the Sweden squad.

Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof welcomes first son with wife Maja Nilsson

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is celebrating the birth of a baby boy with wife Maja Nilsson.
A Newcastle United fan is removed from the pitch by stewards

Police make arrests after pitch invasions

Police arrested a number of fans on Saturday after pitch invasions marred the Premier League match between Bournemouth and Newcastle and Swansea’s FA Cup quarter-final at home to Manchester City.
Romelu Lukaku puts Manchester United in the lead for the first time against Southampton . ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS-CARL RECINE

Romelu Lukaku secures thrilling comeback win for Manchester United over Southampton

Two goals from Romelu Lukaku secured a thrilling 3-2 win for Manchester United over Southampton that lifts them back into the Premier League's top four.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants selection headache from Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to seize their opportunities, with the Manchester United pair likely to be given further chances to impress amid an injury crisis.
Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja Vidic: I wouldn’t take Virgil van Dijk over Manchester United’s defenders

Nemanja Vidic insisted he would not swap any of Manchester United's defenders for Virgil van Dijk or his Liverpool team-mates, while praising Victor Lindelof for displaying "character" to turn around his form.
David De Gea

Ed Woodward: David De Gea, Marcus Rashford to sign Manchester United deals by May

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward says the club is hoping to have agreed a contract extension for David De Gea by May, with Marcus Rashford another player in line for a new deal.
Chris Smalling

Chris Smalling: Why I turned vegan

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says his strength and power have increased following his switch to a vegan diet.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wrestles with Manchester United defensive challenge

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may yet end up wishing he had been able to strengthen Manchester United’s defence should their challenge for the Premier League’s top four fall short.
Alexis Sanchez

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Alexis Sanchez set for Manchester United return, Marouane Fellaini out ‘long...

Alexis Sanchez is ready to return for Manchester United but Marouane Fellaini has been ruled out with what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described as a "long-term" injury, amid speculation over the player's future at the club.
Chris Smalling

Chris Smalling signs new Manchester United contract

The contract of the 29-year-old defender was due to expire at the end of this season.
Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho struggles to make case for Manchester United defence

Jose Mourinho will be desperate for his struggling Manchester United side to put their defensive woes behind them against the Premier League’s bottom club Fulham but the form book suggests they may struggle to do so.

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