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5 Reasons Man Utd Will Have An Edge Over Barcelona After 2-2 Draw

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Barcelona needed a late rescue act from Raphinha to salvage a 2-2 draw against buoyant Manchester United in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 16 clash at Camp Nou. 

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Even though the spoils were shared, Manchester United would feel they have taken a giant stride to knock Barcelona out in the second leg. 

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Gavi Is Out Of The Second LegGavi has been the metronome of Barcelona throughout the season. Without him, Barcelona struggle to control the game. Gavi is ruled out for the second leg at Old Trafford, which is a huge advantage to Erik Ten Hag's side. 

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Injured Pedri To Miss Out Another massive blow for Barcelona came in the 40th minute when Pedri limped off to the field after picking up a thigh injury. He will be out for a period of one month. 

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Home Advantage For Manchester UnitedMan Utd will not have any deficit to cut out when they take the field in the return leg at Old Trafford. They will back themselves to get the job done in front of their home crowd.

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Barcelona Have Packed ScheduleXavi picked Jordi Alba and Marco Alonso to manage the workload as Barcelona are supposed to play six games in the next 20 days. This might also result in more injuries or simply a tired outfit for the second leg.

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Marcus Rashford Goal-Scoring SpreeMarcus Rashford has rarely looked as threatening as he has been under Erik ten Hag's reign. In contrast, Barcelona doesn't have a constant source of a goal.