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Manchester United boss Solskjaer saw his side’s hopes of Champions League glory ended by a ruthless Barcelona team on Wednesday.

The Red Devils went into the game needing a miracle to progress after Luis Suarez had shot them down in the first leg at Old Trafford.

But Manchester United were unable to muster a fightback with a Lionel Messi brace and Philippe Coutinho strike seeing Barcelona make it through to the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since 2015.

And The Sun say Solskjaer was livid after the final whistle.

It is said the United manager turned on his flops in the dressing room and accused them of failing to give 100 per cent.

The Red Devils started brightly at the Nou Camp with Marcus Rashford hitting the bar early on.

But Messi’s first goal appeared to zap United’s confidence with the club failing to provide any sort of threat.

The Sun say Solskjaer also told his team to forget about finishing in the top four if they lose to Everton on Sunday.

That game at Goodison Park carries an element of threat given the Toffees’ recent form.

Marco Silva’s side have already beaten Chelsea and Arsenal on home turf.

And they also held Liverpool to a goalless draw.

Meanwhile, speaking after the Barcelona defeat, Solskjaer admitted his United side needed reinforcements if they are to improve.

“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 said.

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

“We’re on with the job and have spoken to the players we need to get the best out of each other, create an environment of top class attitude, world class attitude every single day.”

United will go up against Everton aiming for a repeat of the showdown between the two teams earlier in the season.

The Red Devils beat the Merseyside outfit 2-1 earlier in the campaign with Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial on target.

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