I knew before the game that Barca were favourites. They have 3 of the out of the top 10 strikers in the world. 2 out of the top 10 midfielders in the world. They play exquisite football.
I think Fergie overlooked a few things. Well it's just one. He played the same system that beat Arsenal quite comfortably. The thing is a big part of that success was due to fletcher. Carrick is not and will never be a holding midfielder. He just doesn't have the will and tenacity to do so. He's a great passer of the ball. Hargreaves wasn't available so i really don't understand how he could play the same exact system against a much better team without a proper holding midfielder. He could have stuck O'shea in there and Rafael on the right but that would be a big gamble.
Gardiola took a gamble of his own with his defence and played an attacking game so that United wouldn't be able to continuously pressurise their defence if Barca had the ball. It worked to perfection. It was a system which they are very used to so even with the likes of Alves and Abidal missing they could cope really well and they did.
Ronaldo said that the tactics were wrong. He may be right but that should not be a real excuse in the manner which lost. Hats of to Barca. They thoroughly deserved it. It was basically a case of who coped better without their suspended players and Barca came out victorious. Do i want to see a massive clear out? No! Do i want to see Fergie leave? No!
I think winning trophies is a definitely a great feeling but when we lose we should stick together and not point blame on everything. It's a true test of our character. U stay the same, come out stronger or just crumble under it. We'll see what happens with the players. It's got to suck. The sooner they get over it the better. We simply can't afford a hangover leading into the new season.