Manchester United CAN beat Barcelona with Ole at the wheel


There are a quartet of English teams in the hat for the last eight - the first such situation since 2009 - with the Fab Four of Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham all qualifying.

If the reds go through they will face Barcelona or Man Utd in the semi final.

Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to get Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinals.

Last year's beaten finalists Liverpool received arguably the most favourable draw after being paired with Porto, while Manchester United face a daunting tie against Barcelona. Back then, Liverpool won 5-0 in Portugal to start its route to the final.

However, with United travelling to the Camp Nou - Lionel Messi's lair of doom - for the decisive second leg, some others are not so excited about the whole thing.

Speaking about Manchester United's tie with Barcelona, former Old Trafford boss David Moyes said: "It's an incredibly tough draw but a great draw".

17 April, second legs: Manchester City v Tottenham and Porto v Liverpool. It's only the second time in the Champions League era that Spurs have reached this particular stage. The five-time Ballon' dor victor promised the Barcelona fans after the finals match of last season that his side would be gunning for glory in this competition.

It makes for an uncomfortable reunion for both - with memories of Messi's Champions League-winning performance against United in 2011.

Other teams to qualify were FC Porto, and Tottenham Hotspurs, who defeated Borussia Dortmund in both legs.

And Juventus' meeting with Ajax will be a rematch of the 1996 Champions League final at Rome's Stadio OIimpico, a match that the Italians won via a penalty shootout.

Almiron picked up his first assist against Everton last weekend, and will be full of confidence heading away to Bournemouth this time around.

"They beat Dortmund over two legs, who didn't even score a goal". But Marco Silva's men held Liverpool to a draw in their last home game and I always sense that this side has goals in them.

None of the last seven matches between these clubs, hosted by Burnley, has ended as a draw, but that run could be set to end.