UEFA Champions League Final: 5 Reasons Why Manchester United Lost to Barcelona

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UEFA Champions League Final: 5 Reasons Why Manchester United Lost to Barcelona
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Saturday's UEFA Champions League Final saw Barcelona outplay and outclass Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.

The Spanish juggernauts won their fourth Champions League title, breaking a three-way tie with their English opposition and 2010 champions, Inter Milan.

With the league champions of both Spain and England facing off, the Final was billed as a match for the decade. The two clubs had different footballing philosophies and brought contrasting styles of play that created a dream match-up for the Final.

Although United were determined to avenge their 2009 Final loss to Barcelona, the Spanish side were too much for the English champions.

In a comfortable 3-1 victory over the Red Devils, Barca put on an absolute masterclass of possession-based, attacking football.

While the Catalan giants entered the Final as favorites to lift the trophy, United will feel that they could have done better.

Barca proved that they were the better team on Europe's biggest stage.

Here are five reasons why Manchester United lost to the great Barcelona.

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