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Glum-faced Manchester United stars arrive back after Champions League exit to Barcelona 

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Manchester United's players touched down back in England late on Tuesday night glum-faced after defeat in Barcelona confirmed their exit from the Champions League.

Ole Gunar Solskjaer's squad were hoping to conjure up a performance that saw them come from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round but Lionel Messi and Co exposed United's weaknesses.

The Norwegian manager looked deflated at Manchester Airport as he and his players were met by a host of the club's supporters.

Paul Pogba shed the club red tie as the Frenchman reflected on a disappointing night for United as they looked to make their first Champions League semi-final since 2011.United went into the game 1-0 down courtesy of a Luke Shaw own-goal but a first half brace from Messi took the game away from United.

'We've got good players to work with but, as I said, we've got a rebuilding job.

After their Champions League exit was confirmed, United face a crucial five-game run-in from here in a bid to secure a top four finish and Champions League football for next season.

A trip to Everton on Sunday is followed quickly by a midweek Manchester derby and the visit of top four rivals Chelsea at Old Trafford on April 28.United are currently sixth in the league table, two points adrift of Unai Emery's Arsenal who sit fourth after the same amount of games.

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