MANCHESTER UNITED suffered their biggest-ever European loss in opposition to Barcelona – ending a marketing campaign the place Marouane Fellaini scored their solely dwelling objective.
The Premier League giants have by no means misplaced by greater than 4 targets in a two-legged tie in Europe earlier than their Barcelona crushing.
Lionel Messi scored twice, Philippe Coutinho netted a trademark screamer and David De Gea dropped a horror howler as United slipped to a Three-Zero loss on the Nou Camp.
Practically 20 years on to the day since United had been celebrating on the identical pitch after clinching the 1999 Treble following a well-known comeback in opposition to Bayern Munich, their Champions League marketing campaign was over.
Extremely, regardless of reaching the quarter-finals, United managed to attain simply ONE at Outdated Trafford.
Of their 5 matches on the Theatre Of Desires, solely Fellaini – now at Chinese language Tremendous League facet Shandong Luneng – discovered the online.
The Belgian, 31, fired dwelling a late winner as United edged previous Younger Boys 1-Zero within the group stage.
Except for that, United drew blanks in opposition to Juventus and Valencia on their very own turf, earlier than failing to attain within the dwelling knockout ties with Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Co went into the second-leg on the Nou Camp filled with hope, in search of one other miraculous away comeback.
Within the last-16, United by some means managed to batter PSG Three-1 on the Parc des Princes to advance on away targets after a 2-Zero defeat in England.
However after a vibrant begin, with Marcus Rashford hitting the bar, the Crimson Devils had been by no means actually within the recreation.
Messi scored a surprising opener, earlier than his tame, right-footed shot by some means slipped by the fingers of De Gea to all-but kill-off the tie.
Coutinho then curled in a surprising shot from 25 yards to rub salt into the wound and ship United crashing out of Europe’s high desk.