Manchester United trio Lukaku, Rashford and Pogba all struggled as Barcelona left Old Trafford with a crucial Champions League advantage to their name.
The Catalan giants were far from their swashbuckling best but won courtesy of a deft header from Luis Suarez, with the former Liverpool star netting after a pinpoint cross from Lionel Messi.
Manchester United managed to shackle Barcelona but offered little going forward, failing to register a single shot on target.
And Ince has slammed Lukaku, Rashford and Pogba by calling them ‘so-called big players’ in the wake of the Barcelona loss.
“Pogba, Lukaku and Rashford didn’t turn up – it’s a sad sight when United don’t have a shot on target at home,” Ince told Paddy Power.
“The big players didn’t even turn up for United last night.
“You’ve got to have a go at Barcelona, what are you scared for? They gave them far too much respect.
“On the night, you’re looking at the so-called big players like Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku to make something happen.
“You look at those to get the team going – and it didn’t materialise.
“Another off day for Pogba, which I didn’t expect considering how he’s been playing and Lukaku once again looked incapable of scoring a goal.
“He spent most of his time out on the wing, he just needs to play between the two goal posts.
“What use is Lukaku out on the wing? It doesn’t make sense to me. Anthony Martial came on and had zero impact.
“These are the kinds of players you look to change the game in such an important match, and it’s disappointing they couldn’t.”
Meanwhile, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is praying for another Nou Camp miracle in the return leg.
“It would be a greater achievement because of the history of Barcelona but we can do it — we’re still in this tie,” he said.
“We’ll go there with work to be done but chances. It’s a tough one but we’ve done that before. We’ll go there with the knowledge that we can score.
“To do it would be an even greater achievement than that. But the PSG performance gives us the hope and belief that we can do it.
“We are playing against probably the favourites in this tournament and going to the Nou Camp is going to a challenge. With the history Barca have, and they are not used to losing at home but we can do it.
“We can carry a goal threat but we have to provide more ammunition and chances.”