Manchester United set unwanted records with 4-0 aggregate loss to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League

Manchester United were taught a lesson in football by a rampant Lionel Messi-led Barcelona side and in the process, ended up setting a couple of unwanted UCL records.

2 goals from Lionel Messi in the first half and one from Philippe Coutinho in the second condemned Manchester United to a 3-0 loss at the Nou Camp, meaning that they had suffered a 4-0 aggregate loss to the La Liga champions.

That was, according to Opta, the first time ever the English side has lost with an aggregate of 4 goals or more in a European two-legged knockout tie in their rich history.

The side from Manchester set yet another unwanted record after the loss at the Nou Camp meant that they had lost four away games on the trot – the first three being at the Emirates and two at the Molineux.

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This was the first time Manchester United had ever lost 4 away games on the bounce after they did so in October of 1999. Curiously, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer featured in all four of those games as well.

After suffering a facial injury in the first leg at Old Trafford, Lionel Messi came into his own at the Nou Camp, effectively killing the game as a tie with a quickfire double in the first half.

Manchester United now have to secure a top 4 finish in the Premier League in order to ensure that they play Champions League football next season.

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