Sir Alex Ferguson has today conceded that the best team won, following our 2-0 defeat to Barcelona, claiming that our opponents made us nervous by scoring early with their first attack.

“I think the first goal was a killer, the first attack they had they scored and that was a bad start to the game for us,” Ferguson said. “We started brightly too, very confident but we got a little nervous after that of course and when they have a goal they can keep the ball all night and we just didn’t have enough. We has some good half-chances in the second-half, and we perhaps should have done better – but in fairness we were beaten by a better team. We weren’t at our best, but after the first goal it was hard for us.”

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