David De Gea hands Barcelona initiative and Ashley Young past sell-by date for Man United

Andy West 01:22 17/04/2019
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Barcelona advanced to the Champions League semi-final by surviving an early scare to claim a 3-0 victory (4-0 on aggregate) over Manchester United at the Camp Nou.

You-know-who was the star with the first two goals, one of which was aided by a disastrous defensive clanger.

Find out how all the players rated here:

De Gea 4. Made a howler for Messi’s second goal. Partially made amends with a fine stop from Roberto but it was too late.

Lindelof 5. Had his hands full with Alba and Coutinho and couldn’t always contain them. Rarely got forward.

Smalling 7. Defended with pace and anticipation to contain Suarez and prevent further damage. Probably United’s best player.

Jones 5. Made some solid defensive interventions but was regularly tormented by Messi, including the second goal.

Young 4. Should have done more to stop Messi’s opener and his night didn’t get any better, looking past his sell-by date.

McTominay 7. Squandered a great early chance by miscontrolling, but otherwise a solid display with some robust challenges.

Fred 6. Put himself about in the centre of the field and kept things tidy, but was beaten by Messi for both goals.

Pogba 5. Good early pass to release Rashford and tried his luck with a couple of hopeful long-range shots but offered little else.

Rashford 6. Hit the bar after 35 seconds and scuffed another shot. Always a threat with his pace but lacked end product.

Lingard 5. Playing in the middle, he posed little danger except a long-range shot narrowly over the top just before being replaced.

Martial 5. Showed plenty of pace down the left early on but soon faded and was replaced by Dalot just after the hour.


Dalot 6. Came on for Martial and tried to get forward down the right, nearly creating a goal for Sanchez.

Lukaku 5. Added a more physical presence to the forward line towards the end but had little impact with the game gone.

Sanchez 6. Received a warm reception from fans of his old club and drew a fine save from Ter Stegen with a header.

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