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Man United fly out to Barcelona ahead of Champions League clash

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'Sometimes things are meant to be': Sir Alex Ferguson joins Manchester United squad as they fly out to Barcelona… with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to pull off another miracle at the Nou Camp 20 years onManchester United have arrived at the city's airport ahead of their flightThey are flying out to Barcelona ahead of the Champions League quarter-finalThe Catalan giants take 1-0 lead into second leg at the Nou Camp on Tuesday

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he does not believe in fate, but admits 'sometimes things are meant to be' as he gets ready to return to the Nou Camp this week.

Twenty years on from his dramatic injury-time winner in Barcelona that sealed Manchester United's Treble, Solskjaer is hoping to mastermind another comeback.

His side are 1-0 down after losing the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Old Trafford last week thanks to a Luke Shaw own goal.

Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Diogo Dalot, Andreas Pereira and Fred on the plane

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer poses for a selfie with a fan as they get set to fly out on Monday

Phil Jones sported a head wound with stitches after collision in Saturday's win over West Ham

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, pictured arriving at Manchester airport on Monday morning

Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson joined the United squad as they get set to fly out

A fan poses for a selfie with midfielder Paul Pogba outside the airport on Monday morning

Nemanja Matic and Chris Smalling wheel their suitcases into Manchester airport arrivals

A fan enjoys a picture with midfielder Jesse Lingard as they arrive at the airport

The United squad, including former boss Sir Alex Ferguson and former chief executive David Gill, arrived at Manchester airport on Monday morning having earlier driven into training.

They fly out to Spain at midday before a press conference at the ground, followed by training on the pitch. 

Alexis Sanchez was named among United's travelling contingent.

The Chilean has been sidelined for the last six weeks because of a knee injury, but has returned to bolster an attack that failed to register a shot on target in last week's defeat at Old Trafford.

Midfielder Nemanja Matic and full back Matteo Darmian were also part of the 22-man squad heading out to Barcelona.

They arrived at Carrington training ground on Monday morning ahead of making their way to the airport before catching the flight. 

On returning to the scene of the final in 1999, where he and Teddy Sheringham swung the game in injury time, Solskajer admitted to ESPN: 'I don't believe in fate but I do believe that you get what you deserve. 

Striker Marcus Rashford arrives into Manchester United training on Monday morning

Alexis Sanchez was named among United's travelling contingent to Barcelona

Juan Mata looks pensive as he arrives at Carrington ahead of the Champions League tie

Jesse Lingard was among those flying out to Spain on Monday afternoon for European clash

'Sometimes things are meant to be if you really go it.

'I'm not the type to think: "This makes me proud." I will feel the butterflies, I will be excited. I cannot wait to get going because it's the biggest stage. 

'It's against the best club of the last 10 or 15 years. Since [Pep] Guardiola took over they have been absolutely brilliant.'

The United manager believes he can replicate his Treble success now he is at the wheel at Old Trafford. 

David de Gea drives in to Carrington in a club suit ahead of making the trip to the airport

Nemanja Matic was among the squad travelling to Barcelona for the second-leg clash

'I think we've got to set that standard. We can do it one day.

'It's going to be more and more difficult. Football has changed and there are more and more clubs with more and more money. In England, it's hard to get a top six place.

'Then you've got Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus - it will be difficult but you can never say impossible.'

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