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Player Ratings: Barcelona 3-0 Manchester United

A humbling Tuesday night at Camp Nou for United

FC Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

It all started so brightly, with Manchester United carving out several good scoring chances in the opening minutes of Tuesday’s second leg. Trailing 1-0 on aggregate, the Reds needed a more clinical touch in front of goal. Instead, Lionel Messi took over and ended United’s Champions League run with a first-half brace.

Now, United must claw their way back into the Premier League’s top four just to get another crack at this competition next season.

David De Gea: 4

Huge mistake on Messi’s second goal, which effectively killed off the tie. De Gea rallied to keep out Sergi Roberto’s shot just before halftime — but that was too little, too late.

Phil Jones: 5

Messi had him on skates all night long. That happens to lots of defenders, though. Early on, Jones headed away a dangerous cross just in front of Luis Suarez at the back post.

Victor Lindelöf: 5

Tough assignment at right back. Lindelöf had his hands full with Coutinho and Jordi Alba, which limited his opportunities to push forward. Decent performance overall.

Chris Smalling: 5

Allowed too much space to Messi and Coutinho on their goals. Solid enough at the back.

Ashley Young: 2

Brutal night for the United captain. Young turned the ball over to Messi in the lead-up to the opening goal. And it didn’t get much better from there. His crosses and corners continue to be a liability.

Fred: 5

VAR correctly saved him from conceding a penalty early in the first half. Slow of foot and mind on Messi’s opener. Struggled to stamp his authority on the game.

Scott McTominay: 5

A poor touch in the box wasted an early scoring chance. McTominay worked hard, but made little impact.

Paul Pogba: 5

Strong start, but tapered off quickly. Pogba grew noticeably frustrated as the game slipped away, drawing Lingard’s ire after a low-percentage shot from long range. On the biggest stage, he did little to impress.

Anthony Martial: 4

Still some way off his best. All the talent in the world, but his development seems to have stalled. Solskjaer pulled him after the third goal.

Jesse Lingard: 5

Pressed well early on, but didn’t offer enough going forward.

Marcus Rashford: 6

Clipped the crossbar inside the first minute. Rashford’s speed and movement always makes him a threat, but he can’t afford to waste good chances like that against Barcelona. Taken off early, probably with one eye on Everton this weekend.

Diogo Dalot (Sub, 65’): 6

Nearly an assist in the closing moments.

Romelu Lukaku (Sub, 73’): 5

No impact.

Alexis Sánchez (Sub, 80’): 5

Close to a goal on his Camp Nou return.