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Lionel Messi’s record against English clubs should worry Manchester United

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Barcelona will face the Red Devils in the Champions League

Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

Barcelona have been drawn to face Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and it’s a tie Lionel Messi can be forgiven for relishing.

The Barcelona captain has been in brilliant form again this season, particularly in the Champions League where he has eight goals in six outings.

Messi scored twice against United’s Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the group stage and possesses an excellent record against English clubs in Europe.

Messi was also on target in both the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals, when Barcelona twice saw off the Red Devils to lift the European Cup.