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7 stars who have played for both Barcelona and Manchester United

Barcelona and Manchester United will meet in Champions League for the first time since 2010/11 final.

That time Lionel Messi, David Villa and Pedro Rodriguez scored for Catalan club, while Manchester United managed to answer only once due to Wayne Rooney.

Overall, clubs have met 11 times in European competitions. Manchester United have won 3 times and lost 4 times (3 draws).

Not many players in the history have featured for both clubs. The latest one is Alexis Sanchez who has joined Manchester United in 2018 from Arsenal. Chile international was a Barcelona player for 3 seasons (2011-2014). He has won 6 titles with Catalan club, but is yet to win a single one with MU.  

Who are the other 6 players? We will represent 6 more football stars who have featured for both clubs. Number of titles, number of matches and goals will be included either.

Gerard Pique (Spain)

Manchester United – 2004-2008 (one season at Zaragoza on loan)

23 matches, 2 goals

Number of titles – 2

Barcelona – 2008 – now

485 matches – 45 goals

Number of titles – 27 (including 3 UCL titles in 2009, 2011 and 2015)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)

Barcelona – 2009-2010

46 matches – 22 goals

Number of titles – 5

Manchester United – 2016-2018

53 matches – 29 goals

Number of titles – 3 (including Europa League title in 2017)

Henrik Larsson (Sweden)

Barcelona – 2004-2006

59 matches – 19 goals

Number of titles – 4 (including UCL title in 2006)

Manchester United – 2007

13 matches – 3 goals

Number of titles – 1

Laurent Blanc (France)

Barcelona – 1996-1997

38 matches – 1 goal

Number of titles – 3 (including Cup Winners Cup)

Manchester United – 2001-2003

75 matches – 4 goals

Number of titles – 1

Jordi Cruyff (Netherlands)

Barcelona – 1994-1996

53 matches – 11 goals

Number of titles – 1

Manchester United 1996-2000 (6 months at Celta Vigo on loan, in 1999)

58 matches – 8 goals

Number of titles – 3

Mark Hughes (Wales)

Manchester United – 1980-1986, 1988-1995

467 matches – 163 goals

Number of titles – 11 (including Cup Winners Cup in 1991)

Barcelona – 1986-1988 (one year at Bayern Munich on loan)

35 matches – 5 goals

Without title

*Victor Valdes, who played for Barcelona 12 years, had only 2 matches with Manchester United

Victor Valdes could make a comeback to Spain

Image/David Ramos, Getty