Manchester United are capable of matching Barcelona's attacking flair in the Champions League final, according to their defensive rock Nemanja Vidic. The Premier League champions must shackle prolific Barca strikers Samuel Eto'o, Thierry Henry and Lionel Messi but that does not mean they will adopt a defensive strategy. "In the Spanish league Barcelona have shown some good football and scored many goals," Vidic told reporters. "We respect them but we think more about us, how are we going to do and what we are going to do. "We are not a team that is just going to go there and defend. We want to attack." The 27-year-old Serb said he was convinced that United have the firepower to cause Barcelona problems through the skill of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dimitar Berbatov and Carlos Tevez. "When we need the goals we score the goals," he said. "A few games we were one or two goals down and won the games. "We have shown when we need to score the goals our attackers can. "Any team that gets to the final is a good team and it will be a good final." NEWS: Rome enforces alcohol ban for final NEWS: Henry and Iniesta train ahead of final NEWS: Xavi - Barca have not practised penalties NEWS: Evra - Marking Messi will be easy peasy NEWS: Messi - Classy Catalans deserve to win in Rome NEWS: Rijkaard: United have got no chance NEWS: Rio's Rome hopes hinge on Hull NEWS: Henry and Iniesta on course for final NEWS: O'Shea coy on Rome start speculation NEWS: Ferguson anticipating fantastic final NEWS: Foreign Office advice for fans heading to Rome NEWS: All white on the night for Reds in Rome UNITED FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel, Carlos Tevez Q&A Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistlerooy One on One David Beckham, George Best Ask A Silly Question Bryan Robson Boy's A Bit Special Danny Simpson Perfect XI Garth Crooks, Bryan Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona What Happened Next? David May, Norman Whiteside Sing When You’re Winning Dominic Monaghan, Ian Brown And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate United players (and others) on Talentspotter BARCELONA FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews section for more stuff to read: Q&A Samuel Eto'o, Cesc Fabregas Web Exclusives Cesc Fabregas, Gary Lineker One on One Mark Hughes, Thierry Henry, Ronaldo Perfect XI Gheorghe Hagi, Hristo Stoichkov, Ronald Koeman Plus! Rate Barca players (and others) on Talentspotter
25 May 2009
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