28 May '11, 11am

Ferguson confident of stifling Barcelona:

Ferguson confident of stifling Barcelona:

Ferguson is confident however that Messi can be dealt with. 'We have played against Barcelona three times with Messi in the team,' Ferguson said. 'But there is always a solution to every good player. Hopefully, we can find one on Saturday.' -- PHOTO: AP LONDON - MANCHESTER United will have to come up with a gameplan that neutralises a Barcelona attack if they are to prevail at Wembley in the Champions League final (2.45am Sunday, Singapore time). The Barcelona attack is led by Lionel Messi, operating in front of a midfield boasting the twin talents of Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez. Messi has been in magical form for Barcelona in Europe, contributing 11 goals and evoking tributes from some admirers that he already deserves to be ranked alongside the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona. One more goal on Saturday will see Messi equal Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of 12 in a s...

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