Man Utd’s Alexis Sanchez delivers verdict on Lionel Messi’s Barcelona goal

Man Utd-Barcelona-Steve Nicol

LIONEL MESSI pounced twice in four devastating first-half minutes as an outclassed Manchester United were sent tumbling out of the Champions League 4-0 on aggregate.

"We know there's work to be done". At the moment, we've really, really done well to get to the quarter-finals and challenge for the top four.

"We have to look at ourselves, we know we have a job to do and we are getting on with it".

"We have five days until Everton, so we have got plenty of time to get ready and we will be ready".

Manchester United are teetering on the brink of Champions League elimination with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side now trailing on aggregate by quite a margin.

Solskjaer felt United needed to display a fearless attacking mindset in the intimidating atmosphere, similar to the one that saw them overturn a two-goal deficit at Paris St Germain in the last 16 last month.

Marcus Rashford hit the crossbar after 35 seconds, while Scott McTominay had an opportunity one minutes later, though the Catalans woke up after those scares. Later he scored his second immediately after few minutes when Manchester United Goalkeeper David De Gea missed a weaker shot under his body.


Manchester United are now in sixth place in the Premier League table and two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with five games left to play this season.

"Of course it's a fantastic memory for me", said Solskjaer. When you make an error, it can get highlighted and that'll be remembered.

"The quality of their finishing was absolutely outstanding".

Philippe Coutinho added a third goal with a superb curling strike from long range in the 61st to cap arguably the best performance by the former Liverpool player since joining Barcelona just over a year ago. "The good thing is we play differently to PSG".

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.

It was a miserable return to the Nou Camp for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who scored the victor 20 years ago as the club beat Bayern Munich to win the Champions League and clinch the Treble.

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