Robinho delight at rivals loss in Rome

Manchester City forward Robinho says he was delighted to see the Blues' city rivals Manchester United lose the Champions League final in Rome.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side - attempting to become the first team to win back-to-back Champions League crowns - lost 2-0 to Pep Guardiola's free-flowing Catalans courtesy of goals from Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi.

And Robinho, who joined the Eastlands oufit from Real Madrid last summer, has revealed he was rooting for his former club's arch-rivals, rather than his current ones.

"I was cheering for Barca. First, because I have friends there and also because United are our biggest rivals," he said in The Sun.

"I was sure Barca would prove they are Europe's best team.

"Not just Europe, they have the greatest and most powerful squad in the world."

And the Brazilian took a second swipe at the Premier League and Carling Cup champions, by insisting their is no contest in the Ronaldo vs Messi debate.

"Messi proved without a doubt he's the best," he said.

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