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20.05.2009 14:16

Giggs: “A dream final”

Berta Brau / Jordi Clos

Manchester United winger, Ryan Giggs, has defined the Rome final as “a dream final between the two best teams in Europe”. He’s looking forward to an open, attacking game.

The 35 year old Welsh star, who has been with Man U and Alex Ferguson for 18 years, is the living personification of experience. He answered questions at the UEFA Media Open Day on Wednesday in Manchester and told reporters: “It’s a dream final between the two best teams in Europe. Both have offered great football and are champions in their respective leagues”.

An open game

giggs2.jpgAccording to Giggs, Manchester United’s great recent successes (reigning World, European and Premier League champions) are no coincidence: “We have the players to achieve anything. We have progressed little by little. Winning titles has given us the strength to stay at the top level”. He believes it will be an open game and hopes that the fans will see plenty of attacking football: “In a context like this everyone wants to play in a final like this”.

Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo

CRISTIANNO-VS-MESSI.jpgGiggs also spoke about the personal duel between Messi and Ronaldo, the two best players in the world according to FIFA, but declined to choose between them: “When players reach such a high level there can only be small differences. Perhaps Cristiano is physically stronger but in recent years Messi has improved a great deal in this aspect and they can both make the difference”.
Giggs: “A dream final”
Ferdinand doubtful
Today’s press conference took place at Manchester United’s training grounds, where the training session concentrated on fitness and shooting.

Man U’s England international central defender Rio Ferdinand is still carrying an injury from the semi-final against Arsenal. Ferguson told reporters. “I hope he can play on Sunday because if not he will be doubtful for Rome. Obviously he needs to play a match beforehand”.

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