Barcelona v Man United

Raul: No favourites at Wembley

May 6, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Schalke striker Raul believes it is impossible to pick a winner from the Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United.

Raul experienced the might of United at first hand, as Schalke lost 4-1 at Old Trafford
APRaul experienced the might of United at first hand, as Schalke lost 4-1 at Old Trafford

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The two sides meet at Wembley on May 28 and Raul, who was part of the Schalke side defeated 6-1 on aggregate by United in the semi-finals, was also quick to praise Sir Alex Ferguson as a ''legend'' of the game.

The former Real Madrid striker said: ''I don't think there is a favourite for Wembley. The two sides are both very well balanced and they will know each other very well. They are both at the ultimate level. It will be a great final.

''There is nothing I can tell the managers of United or of Barcelona. They are both great coaches but at Manchester in particular, Ferguson is a legend.

''He will know exactly what his players have to do to win and they will work on a plan between now and May 28. 'It will be a great game and it should be one that everyone enjoys. We will see who wins. There are no favourites.''