The first leg between Manchester United and Barcelona ended in a narrow win for the Catalan giants. Luke Shaw’s own goal made the sole difference in the game.
Manchester United produced a spirited performance but failed to overcome Barcelona in the first leg of the quarterfinal.
The side contained the Messi-Suarez duo with ease, as the midfield trio of Scott McTominay, Fred and Paul Pogba kept the Barca midfield at bay, but the own goal in the first half made the difference in the game.
Solskjaer’s men will now travel to Barcelona to overturn the one-goal deficit. The tie is still open, and Manchester United will aim to repeat their heroics against PSG in the second leg at Camp Nou.
Ashley Young’s performance was severely criticised by Manchester United’s fans throughout the game, and as the match drew to the close, Twitter erupted angrily on the United’s captain.
How Twitter reacted to Ashley Young’s performance:
Ashley Young and that black hole have got something in common. Both just keep on sucking.
— Harsha (@VintageMUFC) April 10, 2019
Just thinking about it makes me irrationally angry. United are losing to a very stupid goal, having missed two glorious chances and messed up countless others via Ashley Young.
— Red (@ThatBoyGiggsy) April 10, 2019
Horror film idea: a compilation of Ashley Young’s crosses
— Khushi. (@khushidave_) April 10, 2019
Solskjaer to Ashley Young in the dressing room..pic.twitter.com/iRo3WvnGhM
— Football Vines (@FootballVines) April 10, 2019
Barcelona’s Man of the Match: Ashley Young.
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) April 10, 2019
Ashley Young just does the first thing that comes to his head when the ball comes to him.
— BONKAZ (@Bonkaz) April 10, 2019
Not really a shock that the ref is the only person worse than Ashley Young on the pitch, they love Barca don’t they…
— Stephen Howson 🇾🇪 (@MrStephenHowson) April 10, 2019
Ashley Young has some serious dirt on senior figures at the club. No other explanation.
— Doc MUFC (@Doc_Joshi) April 10, 2019
Roy Keane: “If Ashley Young is a Manchester United player, i am a Chinaman”
— Ayush Sharma (@ayush1931994) April 10, 2019
I don’t care if he’s making tea, doing laundry. Ashley Young better not start games for this club from next season onwards.
— Hayles (@Hayles_101) April 10, 2019
David de Gea without hands is more useful than Ashley Young.
— Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) April 10, 2019
The second leg of the tie will be played next week at Camp Nou. However, Manchester United and Barcelona will return to league action this weekend before their Champions League face-off.
While United faces West Ham, Barcelona will take on Huesca.