Hiddink slams Fergie tactics

08 June 2009 11:08
Guus Hiddink has blamed Sir Alex Ferguson for Manchester United's UEFA Champions League final defeat, declaring that he failed to prepare tactically. The Dutchman insisted that he was bored watching the spectacle in Rome as Spanish champions Barcelona ran out comfortable 2-0 winners. The 62-year-old left his temporary post at Chelsea at the end of the season following the team's FA Cup success against Everton at Wembley last month. However it was Champions League glory that Hiddink craved most and he nearly achieved it, coming within seconds of knocking Barcelona out of the competition at the semi-final stage. However the Red Devils failed to get to grips with Barca in the same manner that Chelsea achieved over the two-legs in April, leaving the Russia coach disappointed. "I had no joy watching the Champions League final," he said. "It was boring. There was only one team on the pitch and it was Barca. No real fight "There was no real fight and it was proof that it's very important to analyse the opponent. "Barcelona played their own football, but they also knew in advance all the weaknesses of Manchester United." Hiddink is not the only one to criticise the tactics used by United in the final after Ferguson came under fire from his own players following Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo's comments stating that the team was too negative.

Source: SKY_Sports