Barcelona played their poorest game of the season against Manchester United, claims former Red Devils coach Rene Meulensteen


Barcelona played their poorest game of the season against Manchester United, claims former Red Devils coach Rene Meulensteen

Barcelona got away with a considerably below-par display during their 1-0 victory over Manchester United, according to former Red Devils coach Rene Meulensteen.

The Catalans barely got out of first gear at Old Trafford, but they still took a huge advantage back to Spain courtesy of Luke Shaw’s first-half own-goal.

While United enjoyed bright spells, they were uninspiring in attack and failed to register a single shot on target.

And with Lionel Messi and co. surprisingly off-colour, ex-United first team coach Meulensteen believes the Red Devils let their opponents off the hook.

United failed to trouble Barcelona

“Barcelona have come away with a 1-0 win after playing one of their poorest games of the season,” he told talkSPORT. “They will be delighted.”

However, he insists there is no shame in losing to the LaLiga champions.

“It’s a reflection of the fans and society; when it’s not so good, everything is doom and gloom,” he added.