The tactical note Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave to Marcus Rashford

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REVEALED: The tactical note Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave to Marcus Rashford during Barcelona loss which Marc-Andre ter Stegen managed to get a cheeky glance of during match

  • Manchester United were dumped out of Europe by Barcelona on Tuesday night
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to change formation during the game at Nou Camp
  • He handed a note to Marcus Rashford but Marc-Andre ter Stegen stole a look 

Even a tactical switch by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could not prevent Manchester United crashing out of the Champions League in Barcelona on Tuesday night.

Lionel Messi‘s early brace had forced the United boss to change tact and move Anthony Martial up front alongside Marcus Rashford.

It didn’t work out as Philippe Coutinho added a stunning third in the second half to send Barca through to the semi-finals 4-0 on aggregate.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handles a note of paper on the bench at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handles a note of paper on the bench at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night

The note has been revealed, detailing Manchester United's change in formation at Barcelona

The note has been revealed, detailing Manchester United’s change in formation at Barcelona

Solskjaer had tried to change from the 4-3-3 he had started with to a 4-4-2.

And footage has emerged of him signalling the change in formation to striker Marcus Rashford with a paper note. 

Rashford jogs onto the pitch and examines the note that was handed to him on the bench.

He then drops the piece of paper to the floor after a collision with Gerard Pique near the edge of the Barcelona penalty area.

The note was handed to Marcus Rashford with Barcelona ahead in the quarter-final tie

The note was handed to Marcus Rashford with Barcelona ahead in the quarter-final tie

Rashford dropped the note to the floor after a collision with defender Gerard Pique

Rashford dropped the note to the floor after a collision with defender Gerard Pique

In the video on Twitter Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen then proceeds to read the hand-written note before disposing of it himself.

And now the contents of that note can be revealed, with Solskjaer writing down the new team formation.

It showed Martial and Rashford up front with Jesse Lingard on the right and Paul Pogba on the right. Scott McTominay and Fred are the two central midfielders.  

Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen proceeded to have a read of the note later in the game

Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen proceeded to have a read of the note later in the game

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