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Man Utd defender Ferdinand: You cannot man-mark Barcelona stars

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says they won't be man-marking any of Barcelona's stars in the Champions League final.

Ferdinand respects Barcelona but is not in awe of the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi.

"You watch the games and see them on TV and they have fantastic players," he told manutd.com.

"They have got three of the best in the world playing in their team if you look at the awards that were given out. But it is not just down to them. If you mark one player out of their team, you still have another 10 to contend with.

"I am sure they will be thinking the same about us. They are more experienced, they know how to win and have consistently won things over the last two or three years.

"You see that aura a little bit. We had that here. We felt in the tunnel we had the game won. But that won't happen with us. We have experienced players who have played against a lot of great teams. When we look around our own changing room, that instils you with confidence."

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