The current Champions of England, Europe and the World, with the current best player in Europe and the World, apparently don’t play football that is based on talent, control, performance and effort. Who knew.

“The final will be a clash between two different styles,” said Laporta. “Manchester, similar to that of Chelsea, and ours, which is a football that is based on talent, control, performance and effort. Let’s see how it works against Manchester.”

Laporta clearly didn’t watch the semi-final the evening before his own if he thinks United play similarly to Chelsea, and given that it took his team 93 minutes to get one shot on target against a team third in our league, he doesn’t have an awful lot of room to speak!