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.

Published : Apr 08, 2019 19:04 IST

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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