Premier League giants Manchester United endured one of their worst games on the European football scene after they were thrashed 3-0 by Spanish champions Barcelona on Wednesday night.
It was the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie.
The second leg result ensured that Manchester United suffered a 4-0 aggregate defeat at the hands of Barcelona.
It’s the Red Devils’ worst European result over a two-legged tie.
Manchester United have produced some stunning away results in the Champions League this season but the opposite was the situation in their second leg meeting with Spanish champions Barcelona.
They had lost 1-0 to Barcelona in the first leg with the only goal of the game coming from Manchester United defender Luke Shaw who put through his own net as early as the 12th minute.
Manchester United began the second leg on a positive note but they were not able to sustain it as the quality of the Barcelona players was evident in the aftermath of the early pressure from the Red Devils.
Lionel Messi was the star of the show after the Argentine superstar scored two first half goals to give Barcelona a 2-0 lead at the halftime interval before Philippe Coutinho wrapped up the 3-0 win over their English opponents in the second half of the Champions League second leg clash.