UEFA Champions League Final: 5 Ways Manchester United Can Beat Barcelona

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UEFA Champions League Final: 5 Ways Manchester United Can Beat Barcelona
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With the UEFA Champions League Final only a few days away, all eyes are on Manchester United and Barcelona.

The Red Devils have been put under the microscope in recent weeks, with memories of their poor performance in the 2009 Final still lingering. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson will have his team well organized and prepared for Saturday's showdown with the best club in European football.

A fresh and rested Barcelona will be looking to win their second Champions League title in three seasons, cementing themselves as one of the greatest club sides in history.

Although Barcelona enter the Final as favorites to lift the trophy, the Red Devils will be looking to finish the season with a historic win. After supplanting Liverpool as the most successful English club in league history, Ferguson's men will be seeking United's fourth Champions League title. This will put the club only one behind Liverpool's tally of five, as the manager looks to "knock Liverpool off their bloody perch."

While United will enjoy the overwhelming English support at Wembley Stadium, it will be the club's toughest match of the season.

Barcelona has emerged as the team to beat in recent seasons and the Red Devils will have to be at their best to win on Saturday.

With Ferguson likely to use his standard 4-4-2 formation and Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola employing his fluid 4-3-3 system, the match will be both a technical and tactical battle.

While Barcelona boast some of the elite footballers at their respective positions, United have the quality to pull out a stunning victory.

The following are five ways that United can beat the great Barcelona.

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