BARCELONA 2-0 MANCHESTER UNITED

Fergie laments 'shoddy defending' and Fletcher loss

May 28, 2009
By Soccernet Staff
Sir Alex Ferguson hit out at some 'shoddy defending' and admitted Darren Fletcher's absence was a 'big loss' for Manchester United's defeat by Barcelona.

Fletcher missed the game through suspension after being sent off in the second leg of the semi-final against Arsenal and Ferguson lamented his fellow Scot's absence.

"I thought before the game it may have been a problem," said the United boss. I knew it might count against us because he is a big-game player and he was a big ...

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