UEFA Champions League Final 2011: Manchester United Team News - Sir Alex Ferguson Apparently Has Surprise Up Sleeve

Well this is interesting. According to Nick Coppack a journalist with Manchester United who's in the press box at Wembley for the 2011 UEFA Champions League final between United and FC Barcelona, there's a rumour going around that Sir Alex Ferguson has done something very interesting with the team selection:

Rumours around the Wembley press box that Sir Alex has "sprung a major surprise" in his team selection. Something that would make you gasp.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


We don't really know what that might be, because Ferguson is notoriously good at keeping his cards close to his chest on lineups and shapes, but that seems to imply that they're not going to go with their now standard 4-4-1-1 with a Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez pairing. Comedy predition: Michael Owen starts. Less comedy, but still a prediction, from Gene Um of The Busby Babe: Antonio Valencia starts at right back, with Nani also playing. We'll just have to wait and see.

For news, opinion, and feature articles leading up to the UEFA Champions League final, bookmark this StoryStream and check it often. We’ll have new posts right here throughout the week, during the game, and after the game. For more on the entire world of football, check out SB Nation Soccer. Manchester United fans should head over to The Busby Babe, while Barcelona fans should check out Barca Blaugranes.

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