Barcelona vs Manchester United, Friendly: Open Thread

Manchester United plays Barcelona in a friendly this afternoon from Gothenburg, Sweden. For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown live on FOX Soccer beginning at 2pm ET.

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With Nemanja Vidic recently returning from injury, it’ll be a fantastic opportunity to see how well he performs for Manchester United. Based on Sir Alex Ferguson’s team selection, this looks like a starting 11 that could start the Premier League season in 10 days.

Before, during and after today’s match, post your rants, raves, questions and observations about the game in the comments section below.

Fingers crossed that this friendly will be worth watching!

15 thoughts on “Barcelona vs Manchester United, Friendly: Open Thread”

  1. Well of course with this matching up the two teams I hate most in the world I would be hoping for a 0-0 draw.

    They should call this match the “American sporting goods store kit inventory challenge” as it features the two clubs that every store will have if said store carries kits.

  2. just curious Has rob stone ever been the lead commentator in a game, lots of silence from him and Barton at times.

  3. Biggest difference between these teams is in the midfield. Only scholes in utds midfield can playin tight spaces . Every single barca player can move the ball when closed down quickly.

  4. why does wayne rooney insist that he’s best position is behind the striker? Is this just a vanity move because rooney is not very good playing the CAM position. He can do a job there but that’s different to playing there naturally.

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