Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi showcased his expert dribbling against Manchester United this evening, the star destroyed Phil Jones with some magical skill in the first-half.
Right on the brink of halftime, Barcelona showed that they weren’t prepared to give United a moment’s rest when Messi picked up the ball on the halfway line and sparked a dangerous attack.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner held off Jones’ challenge before pulling off a lovely spin to get away from the former Blackburn star, that wasn’t enough for Messi though. The star nutmegged Jones for good measure and turned him inside and out before playing in Jordi Alba.
United nearly found themselves 3-0 down but David De Gea produced an excellent save to deny Sergi Roberto.
Check out Messi’s magical footwork below:
Lionel Messi ?
How do you defend this man?! ???? pic.twitter.com/LhWWJgLESi
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 16, 2019
Messi vs phil jones pic.twitter.com/W85kGLT1Yk
— GOAT ? (@messigoalss) April 16, 2019
Check out some reaction below:
He literally just retired Jones https://t.co/QRTzmBuqiY
— Carpe Diem (@king_adii7) April 16, 2019
That is just rude
— Devonti (@Devonti2) April 16, 2019
— Itzeffyking (@Itzeffyking1) April 16, 2019
What a player of our generation
— Sfiso (@Sfiso50203314) April 16, 2019
Nutmegging and mugging off players for fun tonight the criminal that he is ?
— Gary Chapman (@TheChapmanator) April 16, 2019
Messi and Co. were starting to run United ragged before the end of the first-half and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping that his side aren’t embarrassed anymore in the second-half.