Man Utd lose second-leg home advantage in Champions League because of Man City
MANCHESTER UNITED'S noisy neighbours have struck again by removing their second-leg advantage against Barcelona.
After being drawn against Lionel Messi & Co, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side would have played the decisive game at Old Trafford after a trip to the Nou Camp.
But because Manchester City are playing Tottenham at home that week, the fixtures have been reversed.
Manchester police and the local authority say it is impossible for the city to host two European ties on consecutive days, meaning one would have to switched.
And Uefa regulations dictate the it is the club who finished higher in the league the previous year who would take precedence.
That means City, Premier League winners last season, play on the allotted dates - leaving United having to switch.
A Uefa statement said: "Manchester City and Manchester United will not be able to play at home on the same night, nor on consecutive nights, following a decision made by the relevant local authorities."
The first legs will be played on April 9, with the return on April 16.
Today's draw also set the semi-finals, with United to play Liverpool if the North West rivals both get though.
The Merseysiders take on Porto in a favourable draw for Jurgen Klopp.
Solskjaer is returning to the stadium where he famously won the Champions league for United 20 years ago and will hope her can repeat the feat.