19/4?

Tomorrow represents the end of the European football season, with Manchester United meeting Barcelona at Wembley in the Champions League Final  (a rematch of the 2009 final where Barca won 2-0).

I won’t preview the match, as others have done a far better job than I could, so here are some links:  this podcast from Soccer Report Extra is quite good; Zonal Marking has lessons learned from the 2009 final here and here; and the BBC has a look at how United can beat Barca.

As a United fan I’m of course excited about tomorrow, just as I am that United won a record 19th title in the league (topping the record they had shared with Liverpool for nearly the past two years).  But what makes this season more enjoyable is that this is supposed to be a United team deficient in many areas, or so say their critics.  Whilst winning the 19th title was great, winning their fourth European Cup should entirely silence the critics.  Or maybe not.  Let them keep underestimating United.

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