Barcelona’s Lionel Messi furious with Samuel Umtiti due to Manchester United interest: report

by Marwan Harraz

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is reportedly furious with Manchester United target Samuel Umtiti following the club’s collapse against Roma on Tuesday night.

The Argentine failed to inspire his team to the semi finals of the Champions League with the Italian giants securing a remarkable win.

The Spanish club went into the second leg of the tie with a 4-1 aggregate lead but saw that lead crushed in front of their own eyes with Roma scoring three goals and going through to the next round on the away goals rule.

Umtiti featured in the match and failed to withstand the barrage of goals that came his way with Barcelona completely falling apart.

Many of the La Liga club’s stars were criticised for the result but Messi was reportedly furious with two players in particular- the Frenchman and Jordi Alba.

According to the Daily Star, Diario Gol report that Lionel felt that Samuel wasn’t performing at the right level due to his focus being affected by the Red Devils strong interest in him.

It’s been said that the iconic attacker even gave his teammates a dressing down at half time but it wasn’t enough to get his team going.

Samuel Umtiti notoriously denied to comment on the links with Manchester United, sparking even more mayhem amongst the club’s fans.

The young star has famously got a release clause that is in the £50m range which many consider a bargain given his talents and potential.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly heavily interested in bringing Umtiti in to United as he hopes to revamp the club’s defence entirely.

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