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Manchester United defender Ferdinand trying to forget Wembley woe

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits their Champions League final defeat has taken the gloss off their summer.

Just as in 2009, the crushing of United's European dream came after a title had been lifted.

Two years ago, Ferdinand spent the summer moping. This time round he took a different view of the world.

"It was a weird summer," he said.

"We won a 19th league title, which was obviously fantastic but we lost the Champions League final. When you dust yourself down and analyse everything, it was a successful season.

"If someone had said at the beginning we would reach the Champions League final and win the league, we would have accepted it and I am sure the media would have thought we had done quite well. That is how you have to look at it.

"The time before in Rome, I spent my whole summer moping around even though we had won the league.

"I just think you have to savour moments like that. The 19th title was a big event. We should enjoy it."

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