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Rooney slams Sir Alex Ferguson for trying to go 'toe-to-toe' with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011 finals

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Wayne Rooney has criticised former boss Sir Alex Ferguson for trying to go 'toe-to-toe' with Barcelona in Manchester United's Champions League final defeats to them in 2009 and 2011.The two sides met each other in the two finals in Rome and at Wembley respectively, with the Catalan giants emerging victorious on both occasions with 2-0 and 3-1 victories.

Rooney scored what was an equaliser for United in the Wembley showdown in 2011, but was unable to add to another Champions League medal to the one he won in 2008 against Chelsea in Moscow.

Now reflecting on the two matches in his Sunday Times column - in which he was also previewing Manchester City's second leg against Real Madrid - he slammed Ferguson's boisterous approach against Pep Guardiola's men.

'But we lost two Champions League finals going toe-to-toe with Guardiola's Barcelona, by trying to press high and get round them, which was suicidal.

'I remember Alex Ferguson saying 'we're Man United and we're going to attack, it's in the culture of this football club' and thinking 'I'm not too sure about this'.

'There is being true to the club, but then there's sitting back afterwards and thinking 'we lost'.

'For me, it doesn't matter how you do it in these big Champions League games, as long as you win - look at how Liverpool ground it out in last year's final - and I think [Zinedine] Zidane has the same mindset.

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