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

Arsenal celebrate Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's goal against Watford

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.

De Gea will never forget the night of April 16 as his error effectively ended the tie, with Messi's second giving Barcelona a 2-0 lead on the night, 3-0 on aggregate.

But Barcelona didn't have to wait much longer to break the deadlock, as just two minutes later Lionel Messi cut in from the right channel and fired a low effort into the bottom corner with his left foot for his 44th goal in all competitions this season, and his ninth in the UEFA Champions League this season.

0 - In their first leg defeat, Manchester United failed to register a single shot on target for the first time in a Champions League game since March 2005 (0-1 v AC Milan).

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows he faces a major rebuilding job this summer and beyond in order to re-establish Manchester United among the European elite.

They made an enterprising start as Marcus Rashford struck the top of the crossbar in the first few seconds but were thoroughly second best after five-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi opened the scoring after 16 minutes.

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"Messi and Cristiano [Ronaldo] have been the best players in the world for the past decade", said Solskjaer.

Both could have been avoided, even if Young's turn on the edge of his own box was punished in devastating fashion. At 2-0 it was game over.

Messi then breezed about the pitch - nutmegging players in pink nearly at will and then spraying a brilliant ball to the onrushing Jordi Alba whose cut-back teed up Coutinho who delivered an emphatic finish.

Sergi Roberto at the far post only for De Gea to redeem himself with a fantastic save.

Messi could have had his hat-trick too after Luis Suarez found him with a superb cutback and there was an nearly comical sequence in the second half when the Argentinian played with his United chasers before finally being bundled over by McTominay. Barca's less so, especially in recent years where they have had to take a back seat to fierce rivals Real Madrid's trailblazing antics in Europe.

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