Trying to maintain a positive attitude, after the 4-0 aggregate defeat to Barcelona is difficult.
Just how can you pick many positive points out of a two-legged game that saw your side beaten 4-0 by a side that, in all honesty, are good but not of the same level they were a couple of seasons’ ago?
Perhaps you could point out that such a defeat shows just how wide the gulf is between Manchester United and Europe’s elite and how much work Manchester United have to do, in the coming months to close that gap.
But perhaps the most startling aspect of the 4-0 aggregate defeat was that it goes down in the record books as the heaviest aggregate defeat Manchester United have ever suffered in a two-legged European tie, eclipsing the 5-2 defeat suffered against AC Milan in 1957 / 58 and the 4-1 defeat suffered against Atletico Madrid n 1991 / 92.
A sombre and staggering statistic for you all to digest.
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