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Barcelona fans cheer prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona fans cheer prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Manchester United fans is seen in the stands ahead of the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United fans is seen in the stands ahead of the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

A Manchester United fan is seen in the stands before  the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

A Manchester United fan is seen in the stands before the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

The trophy is seen prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The trophy is seen prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Manchester United's Gary Neville, top left, coach Alex Ferguson, Darren Fletcher, left, and Wes Brown walk on the pitch prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Manchester United's Gary Neville, top left, coach Alex Ferguson, Darren Fletcher, left, and Wes Brown walk on the pitch prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Anti-riot police officers walk amongst Barcelona and Manchester United fans trying to reach Rome's Olympic Stadium for a Champions league final soccer match, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Anti-riot police officers walk amongst Barcelona and Manchester United fans trying to reach Rome's Olympic Stadium for a Champions league final soccer match, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

RICCARDO DE LUCA

An anti-riot police officer stands by a tram packed with Barcelona fans heading to Rome's Olympic stadium for the Champions League final soccer match between Barcelona and Manchester United, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

An anti-riot police officer stands by a tram packed with Barcelona fans heading to Rome's Olympic stadium for the Champions League final soccer match between Barcelona and Manchester United, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

RICCARDO DE LUCA

Barcelona supporters cheer prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona supporters cheer prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Manchester United fans cheer prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United fans cheer prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

A view of the Olympic stadium prior to  the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

A view of the Olympic stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Manchester United soccer team poses prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United soccer team poses prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Barcelona soccer team poses prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona soccer team poses prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, left, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, center, and King Juan Carlos of Spain are seen prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, left, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, center, and King Juan Carlos of Spain are seen prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

Barcelona fans cheer prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona fans cheer prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

UEFA president Michel Platini, left, and Britain's Prince William are seen prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

UEFA president Michel Platini, left, and Britain's Prince William are seen prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

Artists perform prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Artists perform prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Barcelona fans are seen prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona fans are seen prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, left, vies with Manchester United's John O'Shea during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, left, vies with Manchester United's John O'Shea during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Manchester United's Ryan Giggs , center, talks to Cristiano Ronaldo after Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o scored, during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Ryan Giggs , center, talks to Cristiano Ronaldo after Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o scored, during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is challenged by Manchester United's Michael Carrick  , right, as Wayne Rooney looks on during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is challenged by Manchester United's Michael Carrick , right, as Wayne Rooney looks on during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

A Barcelona supporter shows a scarf prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

A Barcelona supporter shows a scarf prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park, right, and Barcelona goalie Victor Valdes go for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park, right, and Barcelona goalie Victor Valdes go for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, second from left, reacts after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, second from left, reacts after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, second from right, scores during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, second from right, scores during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, right, scores during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, right, scores during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, second from right, scores during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, second from right, scores during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, left, reacts after scoring as his teammates Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi run behind him, during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, left, reacts after scoring as his teammates Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi run behind him, during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o is celebrated by teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o is celebrated by teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, right, celebrates joined by his teammate Andres Iniesta after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, right, celebrates joined by his teammate Andres Iniesta after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, back to camera, celebrates with his teammate Lionel Messi after scoring, during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, back to camera, celebrates with his teammate Lionel Messi after scoring, during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, right, celebrates joined by his teammate Andres Iniesta after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, right, celebrates joined by his teammate Andres Iniesta after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o celebrates joined by his teammate Andres Iniesta after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o celebrates joined by his teammate Andres Iniesta after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park , lef,t and Barcelona's Sylvinho  vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park , lef,t and Barcelona's Sylvinho vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, is challenged by Manchester United's Michael Carrick, left, and Wayne Rooney during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, is challenged by Manchester United's Michael Carrick, left, and Wayne Rooney during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Luca Bruno

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, vies for the ball with Manchester United's Michael Carrick   during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, vies for the ball with Manchester United's Michael Carrick during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Luca Bruno

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, left, and Manchester United's Patrice Evra fight for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o, left, and Manchester United's Patrice Evra fight for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Luca Bruno

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, right, and Manchester United's Michael Carrick  challenge for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, right, and Manchester United's Michael Carrick challenge for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, fires a shot during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, fires a shot during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, center, runs past Manchester United's Anderson, left, and Michael Carrick during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, center, runs past Manchester United's Anderson, left, and Michael Carrick during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney   gets the ball past Barcelona's Yaya Toure during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney gets the ball past Barcelona's Yaya Toure during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo   reacts during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Barcelona's Carles Puyol, left, and Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo   vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona's Carles Puyol, left, and Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, is tackled by Manchester United's John O'Shea   during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, is tackled by Manchester United's John O'Shea during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

Barcelona's Lionel Messi   is caught between Manchester United's Michael Carrick, right, and Wayne Rooney during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is caught between Manchester United's Michael Carrick, right, and Wayne Rooney during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, right, and Manchester United's John O'Shea  go for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, right, and Manchester United's John O'Shea go for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, is caught between Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, left, and Michael Carrick during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, is caught between Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, left, and Michael Carrick during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, left, and Barcelona's Carles Puyol   jump for an header during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, left, and Barcelona's Carles Puyol jump for an header during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

FC Barcelona supporters react after watching FC Barcelona score against Manchester United during their Champions League final in Rome on a giant videowall in  Barcelona's port, Spain, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/David Ramos)

FC Barcelona supporters react after watching FC Barcelona score against Manchester United during their Champions League final in Rome on a giant videowall in Barcelona's port, Spain, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/David Ramos)

David Ramos

Swiss referee Mario Busacca gestures as Barcelona's Andres Iniesta lies on the pitch during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Swiss referee Mario Busacca gestures as Barcelona's Andres Iniesta lies on the pitch during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, right, gets the ball past Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, right, gets the ball past Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, center, faces Manchester United goalie Edwin van der Sar during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, center, faces Manchester United goalie Edwin van der Sar during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, faces Manchester United goalie Edwin van der Sar during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, faces Manchester United goalie Edwin van der Sar during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and Barcelona's Yaya Toure go for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and Barcelona's Yaya Toure go for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park goes for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park goes for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona's Lionel Messi stops the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi stops the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Manchester United's Michael Carrick  , right, is tackled by Barcelona's Andres Iniesta during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Michael Carrick , right, is tackled by Barcelona's Andres Iniesta during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park, center, tries to make his way through Barcelona defense during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park, center, tries to make his way through Barcelona defense during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and Barcelona's Gerard Pique go for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and Barcelona's Gerard Pique go for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores on a header his side second goal, during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores on a header his side second goal, during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand, left, kicks the ball past Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand, left, kicks the ball past Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o during the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Fans gather at the Colosseum ahead of the Champions League Final between Manchester United and Barcelona on May 27, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Fans gather at the Colosseum ahead of the Champions League Final between Manchester United and Barcelona on May 27, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Barcelona and Manchester United supporters have their picture taken in front of Rome's ancient Colosseum, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Barcelona and Manchester United supporters have their picture taken in front of Rome's ancient Colosseum, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

A Barcelona supporter has his picture taken next to the Champions League trophy, displayed in central Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A Barcelona supporter has his picture taken next to the Champions League trophy, displayed in central Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, of Argentina, arrives at his team's hotel, in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, of Argentina, arrives at his team's hotel, in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

ALESSANDRA TARANTINO

Barcelona forward Eidur Smari Gudjohnsen, of Iceland, arrives his team's hotel, in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. At left a fan waves the flag of Cameroon. (AP Photo'/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona forward Eidur Smari Gudjohnsen, of Iceland, arrives his team's hotel, in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. At left a fan waves the flag of Cameroon. (AP Photo'/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona's Dani Alves, of Brazil, arrives at his hotel in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. Alves will not play in the final after he received a yellow card that activated a ban because of his past disciplinary record. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona's Dani Alves, of Brazil, arrives at his hotel in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. Alves will not play in the final after he received a yellow card that activated a ban because of his past disciplinary record. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

ALESSANDRA TARANTINO

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, of Argentina, arrives at his team's hotel, in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, of Argentina, arrives at his team's hotel, in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

ALESSANDRA TARANTINO

Barcelona forward Thierry Henry, of France, is cheered by fans as he arrives at his hotel in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona forward Thierry Henry, of France, is cheered by fans as he arrives at his hotel in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manu Fernandez

Barcelona midfielder Xavier Hernandez arrives at his hotel in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona midfielder Xavier Hernandez arrives at his hotel in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

ALESSANDRA TARANTINO

Supporters wave a Cameroonian flag as Barcelona forward Samuel Eto'o, of Cameroon, waves to fans upon his arrival at his team's hotel, in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Supporters wave a Cameroonian flag as Barcelona forward Samuel Eto'o, of Cameroon, waves to fans upon his arrival at his team's hotel, in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

ALESSANDRA TARANTINO

Barcelona and Manchester United fans crowd Rome's Spanish Steps, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital.(AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Barcelona and Manchester United fans crowd Rome's Spanish Steps, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital.(AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Manchester United fans show a banner on Rome's Spanish Steps, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Manchester United fans show a banner on Rome's Spanish Steps, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Manchester United fans show a banner in downtown Rome, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital.(AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Manchester United fans show a banner in downtown Rome, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital.(AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Barcelona fans hold a banner reading "Yes we Cat" in front of Rome's Colosseum, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital.(AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Barcelona fans hold a banner reading "Yes we Cat" in front of Rome's Colosseum, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital.(AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Manchester United fans hold a poster portraying Ryan Giggs at Rome's Spanish Steps, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Manchester United fans hold a poster portraying Ryan Giggs at Rome's Spanish Steps, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Italian and British Police officers pose for photographers next to a statue of Julius Caesar in downtown Rome, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital.(AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Italian and British Police officers pose for photographers next to a statue of Julius Caesar in downtown Rome, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, hours before the Champions League soccer final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, scheduled at Rome's Olympic stadium. As up to 50,000 United and Barcelona supporters converged on Rome for the highly anticipated game Wednesday night, huge numbers of police patrolled the city. While many fans peacefully flooded the cobblestone streets of Rome, scattered episodes of violence were reported in and outside the Italian capital.(AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Champions league banners adorn Rome's Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Champions league banners adorn Rome's Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

The Colosseum is reflected in the Champions League trophy on display in Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Manchester United will play Barcelona in the final match of the Champions League at the Olympic stadium in Rome on May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Colosseum is reflected in the Champions League trophy on display in Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Manchester United will play Barcelona in the final match of the Champions League at the Olympic stadium in Rome on May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

Manchester United and Barcelona soccer fans cheer next to the Colosseum in Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Manchester United will play Barcelona in the final match of the Champions League at the Olympic stadium in Rome on May 27. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United and Barcelona soccer fans cheer next to the Colosseum in Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Manchester United will play Barcelona in the final match of the Champions League at the Olympic stadium in Rome on May 27. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

Children pose near the Champions League trophy in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Children pose near the Champions League trophy in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

A view of the Rome Olympic stadium ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

A view of the Rome Olympic stadium ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

Manchester United and Barcelona soccer fans cheer next to the Colosseum in Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Manchester United will play Barcelona in the final match of the Champions League at the Olympic stadium in Rome on May 27. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United and Barcelona soccer fans cheer next to the Colosseum in Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Manchester United will play Barcelona in the final match of the Champions League at the Olympic stadium in Rome on May 27. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

Portuguese soccer legend Eusebio watches the Champions League trophy on display in Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Manchester United will play Barcelona in the final match of the Champions League at the Olympic stadium in Rome on May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Portuguese soccer legend Eusebio watches the Champions League trophy on display in Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Manchester United will play Barcelona in the final match of the Champions League at the Olympic stadium in Rome on May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

Soccer fans snap pictures of the Champions League trophy in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009 with their placards. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Soccer fans snap pictures of the Champions League trophy in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009 with their placards. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

Soccer fans sit with placards in downtown Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Soccer fans sit with placards in downtown Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

Soccer fans snap picture of the Champions League trophy in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009 with their placards. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Soccer fans snap picture of the Champions League trophy in Rome,Tuesday, May 26, 2009 with their placards. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

A soccer fan shows a scarf bearing Barcelona and Manchester United soccer team's colors in front of Rome's Colosseum and Constantine arch, partially seen at left, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A soccer fan shows a scarf bearing Barcelona and Manchester United soccer team's colors in front of Rome's Colosseum and Constantine arch, partially seen at left, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Barcelona will play Manchester United in a Champions League final in Rome on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Gregorio Borgia

Manchester United players warm up during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United players warm up during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo approaches the bench during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo approaches the bench during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MANU FERNANDEZ

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen)

Odd Andersen

Manchester United players warm up during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Manchester United players warm up during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has a drink as Cristiano Ronaldo is seen in background,during a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen)

Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has a drink as Cristiano Ronaldo is seen in background,during a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen)

Odd Andersen

Manchester United players warm up during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Manchester United players warm up during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Manchester United's coach Alex Ferguson, right, is flanked by Rio Ferdinand, center, and Cristiano Ronaldo during a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United's coach Alex Ferguson, right, is flanked by Rio Ferdinand, center, and Cristiano Ronaldo during a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

Stadium hostesses smile prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Stadium hostesses smile prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Luca Bruno

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and Rio Ferdinand arrive for a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and Rio Ferdinand arrive for a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

From left, Manchester United's Federico Macheda, Anderson and Cristiano Ronaldo warm up during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

From left, Manchester United's Federico Macheda, Anderson and Cristiano Ronaldo warm up during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MANU FERNANDEZ

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo eyes the ball during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo eyes the ball during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MANU FERNANDEZ

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, right and coach Pep Guardiola are seen during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona's Thierry Henry, right and coach Pep Guardiola are seen during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MANU FERNANDEZ

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney gestures as Anderson looks on during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney gestures as Anderson looks on during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MANU FERNANDEZ

Italian former referee and member of the UEFA Referees Committee Pierluigi Collina, center foreground with blue tie, seen as he arrives with unidentified men, on his arrival for a gala dinner, at Rome's city hall, Tuesday, May 26, 2009, on the eve of the Champions League soccer final match Manchester United and Barcelona, to be held at Rome's Olympic stadium on May 27. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Italian former referee and member of the UEFA Referees Committee Pierluigi Collina, center foreground with blue tie, seen as he arrives with unidentified men, on his arrival for a gala dinner, at Rome's city hall, Tuesday, May 26, 2009, on the eve of the Champions League soccer final match Manchester United and Barcelona, to be held at Rome's Olympic stadium on May 27. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Barcelona's Andres Iniesta stretches as Carles Puyol looks on, during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta stretches as Carles Puyol looks on, during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, top left, smiles as he joins some of his teammates during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, top left, smiles as he joins some of his teammates during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen)

Odd Andersen

Manchester United's Anderson stops the ball during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United's Anderson stops the ball during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

A view of the Rome Olympic stadium during a training session of Manchester United, ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

A view of the Rome Olympic stadium during a training session of Manchester United, ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, and his teammate Anderson are seen during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, and his teammate Anderson are seen during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MANU FERNANDEZ

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo looks on during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo looks on during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MANU FERNANDEZ

Manchester United's coach Alex Ferguson looks on during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's coach Alex Ferguson looks on during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MANU FERNANDEZ

Manchester United's Carlos Tevez reacts during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Manchester United's Carlos Tevez reacts during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MANU FERNANDEZ

Barcelona's Lionel Messi approaches the bench during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi approaches the bench during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Barcelona's players gather during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona's players gather during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Manchester United's Anderson, left, gestures as teammate Carlos Tevez looks on, during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester United's Anderson, left, gestures as teammate Carlos Tevez looks on, during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

An image of former Manchester United coach Sir Matt Busby is seen on the stands ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen)

An image of former Manchester United coach Sir Matt Busby is seen on the stands ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen)

Odd Andersen

Barcelona goalie Victor Valdes is airborne  during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Barcelona goalie Victor Valdes is airborne during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Alessandra Tarantino

Barcelona's Thierry Henry eyes the ball during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Barcelona's Thierry Henry eyes the ball during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

JON SUPER

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is interviewed following a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is interviewed following a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MANU FERNANDEZ

Barcelona's Thierry Henry controls the ball during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Barcelona's Thierry Henry controls the ball during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MANU FERNANDEZ

Boots of Lionel Messi (Barcelona) are seen during the Barcelona training session prior to UEFA Champions League Final versus Manchester United at the Stadio Olimpico on May 26, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Boots of Lionel Messi (Barcelona) are seen during the Barcelona training session prior to UEFA Champions League Final versus Manchester United at the Stadio Olimpico on May 26, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

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Barcelona fans cheer prior to the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Ryan Giggs has told his devastated Manchester United team-mates not to forget it has been a season to remember.

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Instead of a victory parade around Manchester, United flew home to the inevitable inquest about what went wrong in Rome last night after their 2-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona.

To a man, the Red Devils have held up their hands to admit Barca were the better side at the Stadio Olimpico, with a clear edge in all areas.

It is not the way Giggs intended to begin his summer holidays and presents a marked contrast to the jubilation they experienced 12 months ago after beating Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out.

But, while the veteran Welshman is as crushed as anyone by the chronic failure to perform, he insists there are moments to cherish from the campaign as well.

"Great teams bounce back after big disappointments," he said.

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"It has been a fantastic season and we must not forget that. We have achieved so much.

"All we have done is fall just short at the final hurdle in the Champions League.

"We are still a great team and we have great players in that dressing room.

"Next year we will come back stronger and look forward to the challenge."

And the challenge is not an insignificant one.

Whereas this season history beckoned in Europe with the ultimately doomed attempt to become the first team to retain the Champions League since its inception in 1992, next year it will be at home.

Having drawn level with Liverpool on 18 league titles this term, Giggs knows one more - which would be his 12th personally - would not only allow the Old Trafford outfit to overtake their north-west rivals, it would also see them become the first side in English football to win the championship four years in a row.

"To win three Premier League titles on the trot is an unbelievable thing to do," said Giggs. "Now we must look to make it four."

Looking on the bright side, last night's defeat ensures United will not suffer the kind of fixture congestion that almost proved their undoing this term, with Barcelona now the ones committed to facing Shakhtar Donetsk in the European Super Cup and to represent UEFA at the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

Of far more importance to Ferguson is putting plans in place for next season.

The United boss has already stated there will not be much movement this summer, with most of the replacements already in place for Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Edwin van der Sar, who by this time next year will already have, or be very close to, calling it a day.

Owen Hargreaves' return is eagerly-awaited after his tendinitis trouble but clearly, beyond even that significant event, are the futures of Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The body language of Ronaldo last night did not suggest a man at ease with the world, although looks can be somewhat deceptive with the Portugal superstar, who has hinted at a desire to remain at Old Trafford, at least for another year.

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has also claimed a deal has been done for Ronaldo to move, which promises to make for some intriguing tittle-tattle over the next few weeks.

A more clear cut situation, if not a prospective outcome, is that of Tevez, whose lease arrangement has now run it course, leaving United chief executive David Gill to decide whether it is worth pursuing a permanent transfer.

If the answer is no, Ferguson might shuffle his squad around, possibly bringing in Franck Ribery in addition to Ronaldo, whose future surely lies as an out-and-out forward.

Ferguson's players however might spend a little more time reflecting on the past rather than pondering the future.

"You work so hard to get to a Champions League final," reflected Giggs.

"After winning it last year we wanted to win it again. I guess this result proves why it has not been done before."


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