Sir Alex Ferguson to seek Mourinho's help against Barcelona

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
Sir Alex Ferguson
London, May 5: With the much-expected mauling of Schalke 04 done, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, is looking forward to the UEFA Champions league title clash against Barcelona. The United manager has also told his players that there is no need to fear the La Liga side.

BBC News quoted him as saying, "I don't think we should be going there lacking in confidence...We are playing a fantastic team but we can't be frightened out of our skins. Their form is there for everyone to see. Our job is to find a solution."

Barcelona sidestepped arch rivals Real Madrid 3-1(on aggregate) to move into the finals while Manchester United mauled Bundesliga side Schalke 04 (6-1) to stage a repeat of the 2009 UEFA Champions League title clash.

In the 2009 title encounter Barcelona outclassed Manchester United 2-0 to win the UEFA Champions League at Rome.

Seeking to avenge the 2009 loss, Ferguson is planning to leave no stone unturned to win the trophy in front of the home crowd. As a move to prepare for the clash, he will be speaking to Real Madrid Manager Jose Mourinho.

Speaking about his impending plans to draw ideas from Mourinho, he said, "I speak to him quite a lot...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."

He went on to add, "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."

OneIndia News

Story first published: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 13:45 [IST]
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