Ashley Young made four errors in 15 seconds in the build-up to Lionel Messi's first goal

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Ashley Young produced another disasterclass on Tuesday night as Manchester United lost 3-0 to Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Just like last week in the first leg, the 33-year-old was awful at left-back and gave the ball away on countless occasions.

If proof was ever needed that Young isn't good enough for United anymore, his performance at the Camp Nou was it.

He was slammed by United fans and the local press, with Manchester Evening News giving him a 1/10 rating - the lowest of any player on the pitch.

"Showed in front of Avram Glazer how much United need a full-back," MEN said of Young's display. "Committed about four errors in as many seconds to set [Lionel] Messi on his way."

Young was undoubtedly to blame for Lionel Messi's 16th-minute opener as he carelessly gave the ball away and then missed his tackle.

Messi then did what Messi does best by nutmegging Fred, running across the edge of the 18-yard box and then finding the bottom corner with unerring accuracy.

However, as MEN mentioned in their ratings piece, Young actually made FOUR errors in the build-up to Messi's goal.

FC Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

First he took too long at a free-kick and put United in danger by going backwards (1), then he passed the ball straight at Ivan Rakitic (2) before doing a pointless Cruyff Turn (3) and giving it away again (4).

We all know what happened next. Check out his nightmare 15 seconds between 0:07 and 0:22 below.


Dear oh dear. Young's night would only get worse as Messi constantly exposed his lack of pace and defensive nous down the right-hand side.

Selling and replacing the Englishman must be a priority this summer for United manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer, who outlined his transfer plans in his post-match press conference.

FC Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

"We've got good players to work with and at the moment we've done really well to get to the quarters and challenge for top four, but we've got a rebuilding job," he admitted.

"It starts with the coaches and players, and with one or two additions."

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