Everybody knows you can’t give Lionel Messi an invitation to score.
Your defence is in trouble the minute it takes unnecessary risks or plays itself into danger.
That’s exactly what United did and we were instantly punished once the ball ended up at Messi’s feet.
Ashley Young played himself into danger against the Barcelona press and ended up losing possession.
Then, Messi was given enough space by Phil Jones to cut in and strike home from distance.
Watch the goal below.
Barcelona have gone on to score a second goal thanks to an absolute howler by David de Gea. Messi again.
See below for how United fans reacted to Barcelona’s opening goal.
1-0 Messi. What’s Young doing?
— StrettyNews.com (@StrettyNews) April 16, 2019
WHAT WAS ASHLEY YOUNG DOING AND WHY DID ARE PLAYERS PASS TO HIM?
— ManUnitedZone (@ManUnitedZone_) April 16, 2019
Everyone knows that one guy who thinks he can pull a worldie on a night out but is hopelessly out of his depth.
Anyway, here’s Ashley Young trying to mark Messi. pic.twitter.com/035I8Oxt50
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) April 16, 2019
Ashley Young has cost us a goal already.
Rashford has wasted 2 huge chances already.
Is anybody shocked?
— Michael Tunstall (@TFWriter) April 16, 2019
1-0. Messi. Shambolic from Ashley Young there
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) April 16, 2019
Awful from Ashley Young. Messi made that look ridiculously easy.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) April 16, 2019
Ashley Young shouting at his teammates after that second goal. Is he perhaps shouting ‘Help me I haven’t a fucking clue what I’m doing?’ #BARMUN
— Joe Donnelly (@kildarejoe) April 16, 2019
I expect shit mistakes from Ashley Young, but a howler from De Gea? Game over 😖 #MUNBAR
— Alan Morrissey (@AlanMorrissey) April 16, 2019