Manchester United Leave Rome in Ruins

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Sir Alex Ferguson conceded that Manchester United performed poorly last night after his dream of becoming the first manager to retain the Champions League perished at the hands of an outstanding Barcelona team who made history of their own.

Goals in each half, from Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi, were enough to give Pep Guardiola’s side a 2-0 victory that their performance merited, making them the first Spanish club to complete a treble of league, domestic cup and European Cup.

However, while Ferguson had the good grace to acknowledge that Barcelona deserved to win, he is likely to be infuriated to learn that his tactics were criticised by Cristiano Ronaldo. “We only had ten minutes [on top] and then we never found ourselves again,” the United forward said. “We were not well, the tactics were not good and everything went wrong.”

Congratulations to Barcelona. I was disappointed with Man U.'s performance. After a strong start by Ronaldo, they looked dazed when their opponents scored. Read it all---KSH.

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Posted May 28, 2009 at 6:25 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Hoskyns wrote:

And here I always thought Rome was full of ruins already. Silly me. Glad to have my history sorted out, and football’s contribution restored to its rightful place!

May 28, 11:03 am | [comment link]
2. driver8 wrote:

Congratulations to Barca - quite clearly the better team on the night.

May 28, 11:47 am | [comment link]
3. JC Olbrych wrote:

Man U really did just fall apart after Barcelona scored. I realize a team doesn’t get to the final unless it’s really top notch but I surely didn’t expect Manchester United to come off looking quite so bad as they did…dazed is the right word.  Better luck next next time, guys!

May 28, 4:34 pm | [comment link]
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