Both Manchester United and Barcelona’s appeals to overturn suspensions were denied by UEFA on Monday.
In the statement released by Europe‘s governing body it stated “All three players are therefore suspended for one UEFA club competition match and will serve their suspensions when Barcelona FC meet Manchester United FC in the UEFA Champions League final in Rome on 27 May”
Honestly, I am more than happy to give up Fletcher for both Abidal and Daniel Alves. Both of them are much more important to Barca than Fletcher is to United.
If Fletcher doesn’t play we have Scholes, Anderson, Giggs, even Carrick who could play in the middle. While Barca would rather drop Yaya Toure, their best holding midfielder, to play center back and play with the absolutely horrid Sergio Busquets in the center of midfield.
Pep didn’t have enough confidence in Caceres to play him a single minute and now he may be forced to start in the final. While the very weak Sylvinho will most likely play left back for Abidal.
Tags: Barcelona, Champions League 08-09, Fletcher, Manchester United