Dembele named in Barcelona squad for Manchester United clash

Manchester United could face the threat of Ousmane Dembele after the France international recovered quicker than anticipated from injury.

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele has been out of action since he suffered a torn hamstring after coming off the bench against Lyon in the last round on March 13.   -  Getty Images

Ousmane Dembele has been named in Barcelona's squad for its Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester United on Wednesday but he has not yet been cleared by the club's medical staff.

Dembele has been out of action since he suffered a torn hamstring after coming off the bench against Lyon in the last round on March 13.

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Valverde accepted he took a risk in playing Dembele in that game, the winger having been a pre-match injury doubt.

Dembele was expected to miss both legs of the quarter-final against United but returned to training earlier than expected and could feature at Old Trafford this week if cleared by the club's doctors.

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