Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ferguson doesn't fear Barca

Soccer America reports on Alex Ferguson's thoughts about facing Barcelona in a rematch of the 2009 UEFA Champions League final-

Manchester United will get a chance for revenge against the team that beat it in the 2009 UEFA Champions League final, but Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson says his players don't need to fear Barcelona, which they will face May 28 at Wembley.

"I don't think we should be going there lacking in confidence," Ferguson said. "We are playing a fantastic team but we can't be frightened out of our skins. Their form is there for every one to see. Our job is to find a solution."

He was speaking after United's 4-1 win over Schalke 04 completed a 6-1 aggregate victory.

Ferguson said he'd talk to Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho but felt his staff knows enough about Barca to come up with a game plan.

"I speak to him [Mourinho] quite a lot," added Ferguson. "I spoke to him last week. I think we will depend on our own knowledge of Barcelona. It's not as if we haven't seen them before. We've watched them many times this season. But the experience Real Madrid have from Jose's angle, you always take information from him like that because he is very helpful in that way."

Barca beat Real Madrid, 3-1, on aggregate in the other semifinal.

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