Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has picked out nine players from Manchester United’s “incredible” team that lost to his Barcelona side in the 2009 Champions League final.
It was the first of Guardiola’s two Champions League triumphs as Barca boss with Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi grabbing the goals for the Catalan giants.
“That Manchester United was outrageous, it was outstanding,” Guardiola told BT Sport’s What I Wore.
“So you know Cristiano Ronaldo, Tevez, Berbatov, Scholes, Carrick, Giggs, Ferdinand, Vidic, Van der Sar. It was an incredible team.
“We had a lot of problems their with the back four. We had three injuries in the starting XI.
“But we (Barcelona) were full of confidence, we’d won the league and the cup and we did it.”