Manchester United Doesn’t Put Berbatov in the Squad Against Barcelona

Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson decided not to put Dimitar Berbatov in the squad for tonight’s Champions League final against Barcelona.

Michael Owen will be on the bench in place of the striker, according to a team sheet released at Wembley Stadium in London, where the match will be held. Barcelona will start defender Carles Puyol on the bench.

United lineup: van der Sar, Evra, Ferdinand, Rooney, Giggs, Park, Hernandez, Vidic, Carrick, Fabio, Valencia. Subs: Kuszczak, Owen, Anderson, Smalling, Nani, Scholes, Fletcher.

Barcelona lineup: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Hernandez, Villa, Iniesta, Messi, Mascherano, Busquets, Pedro Rodriguez, Abidal. Subs: Olazabal, Puyol, Krkic, Keita, Afellay, Adriano, Alcantara.

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