April 19, 2019

Gary Lineker reacts to Man United’s 3-0 loss to FC Barcelona

17 April 2019, 01:33 | Anna Jefferson

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David de Gea Manchester United 2018-19

United return to Premier League action on Sunday against Everton as they look to finish in the top four and qualify for next season's Champions League. It will require perhaps even more magic than their second leg against PSG, considering the sheer dominance Barcelona have shown at home this season.

United made an enterprising start at the Nou Camp, with Marcus Rashford clipping the crossbar moments after kick-off, but were undone by Lionel Messi's first-half double and Philippe Coutinho's wonder strike after half-time.

According to Manchester United legend and BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand, Messi's performance was revenge against Chris Smalling after getting roughed up by the center back at Old Trafford. We want to get back toUnited's true traditions and challenge the likes of Barcelona'.

The entertaining factor was replaced by plenty of tension and poor play, and apart from a magical first 15 minutes from Barcelona which earned them the only goal of the game, it was not a night to remember in England.

Jesse Lingard was candid after the match and recognised individual errors cost United at the Nou Camp.

Solskjaer admitted in the immediate aftermath of their 3-0 defeat in Barcelona, which sealed a 4-0 quarter-final win on aggregate for the Catalan giants, that he faces a major rebuilding job to re-establish United among the European elite. Instead, De Gea let it squirm under his body for 2-0. "But then there were another 85 minutes where we weren't bad".

"Messi is an exceptional talent, him and Cristiano (Ronaldo) have been the best players in the world in the last decade". We were cold and nervous for the first five minutes.

"Messi always appears", he told Movistar.

Ajax will play either Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur, who also play their quarter-final second leg this evening, after the Dutch team shocked Juventus 2-1 in Turin last night to progress 3-2 on aggregate.

"We had a lot of hope for this tie, it was a long time since we have been in the semi-finals and we had a very painful defeat past year", he said.

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