Attack, attack, attack

Paul Scholes has said that Manchester United won’t repeat the mistakes they made against Barcelona two years ago, when they were comprehensively outplayed at the final in Rome.

United face the Catalan giants in the Champions League final at Wembley tomorrow night, and Scholes is keen that United give a better account of themselves than they did at the Stadio Olimpico. He also thinks that attacking Barca might be the best way to beat them, which is probably suicide, given how well they press the ball and counter attack. Still it could make for an exciting final.

‘There is a determination to make sure that doesn't happen again,’ he said. ‘It wasn't a nice night and the summer afterwards felt very long. This time we intend to at least give it a go.

‘There is no doubt the two best teams have made it to the final. Barcelona are the ultimate. They are what we all look to and want to play like. But our football can be just as good as theirs at times. We have a lot of quality too. Both teams want to go forward and score goals, so I don't think anyone could ask for a bigger or a better final.’

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