Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United must “aspire to Barcelona’s level” after the Spanish side knocked them out of the Champions League.
Lionel Messi inspired Barca to a 3-0 win in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg, sealing a 4-0 aggregate victory.
“If we want to get back to Man Utd’s true level, true traditions, we have to challenge Barcelona,” United boss Solskjaer said.
“They were a couple of levels above over the two games.” Messi scored two goals in four first-half minutes, with Philippe Coutinho adding a stunning long-range third in the 61st minute.
United struggled to contain their opponents and had just three shots on target across the two legs.