Glum-faced Solskjaer leads his Manchester United stars as they come home after humiliating Champions League in Barcelona
- Manchester United lost in Barcelona to confirm their Champions League-turn
- The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer players were beaten 3-0 at night in the Nou Camp
- United & # 39; s players arrived in Manchester on Tuesday evening with a glum-faced face
- The team is now faced with a fight to finish in the top four with five remaining games
Manchester United & # 39; s players hit England late in the night, after the Barcelona defeat confirmed the Champions League result.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer & # 39; s team hoped to summon a performance that saw them come from behind to defeat Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round, but Lionel Messi and Co revealed United's weaknesses.
The Norwegian manager looked deflated at Manchester Airport when he and his players were met by a large number of club supporters.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wore a frustrated look when United returned to Manchester Airport
Paul Pogba lost his red club club tie when the players reflected on a Champions League turn
Sir Alex Ferguson and Phil Jones arrived at the airport while United drew attention to the competition
Paul Pogba lost the club's red tie when the Frenchman thought about a disappointing night for United as they were looking to make their first Champions League semi-final since 2011.
United entered the game 1-0 thanks to an own goal from Luke Shaw, but a first half brace from Messi took the game away from United.
A rare mistake by goalkeeper David de Gea for Messi's second goal gave Solskjaer too much to do, as the Norwegian calculated a summer revision to close the gap in quality.
Solskjaer signed a supporter's shirt when fans greeted the team in the arrival hall of the airport
Lionel Messi was hypnotic when he struck twice to ensure that Barcelona beat 3-0
& # 39; We did well to come here, but you could see the difference between the two teams, & # 39; Solskjaer said afterwards.
& # 39; The quality of their finish was absolutely excellent.
& # 39; We know there is work to be done. I have already said that this will not change overnight.
The coming years will be enormous to reach the level of Barcelona and other teams.
& # 39; We are busy with the job and have spoken with the players. We must take the best of each other and create a top-class environment.
Solskjaer was full of praise for Barcelona and insisted that he should work on closing the quality gap
& # 39; We have good players to work with, but like I said, we have a renovation job. It starts with the coaches and players and with one or two additions. & # 39;
After their dropout in the Champions League was confirmed, United faces a crucial five-game run-in from here to secure a top four-finish and Champions League football for next season.
A trip to Everton on Sunday is quickly followed by a mid-week Manchester derby and the visit of the top four rivals Chelsea in Old Trafford on April 28.
United is currently sixth in the ranking, two points drifting from the Arsenal of Unai Emery, who are fourth after the same number of games.