Date: 1st August 2011 at 4:43pm
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Okay, so we beat Barcelona, in Washington!

It`s a decent enough result but it doesn`t, in any way, erode the pain we felt back in May, at Wembley.

We shouldn`t get carried away; it was nothing more than a glorified friendly although it has proved that things are on the right track for the coming season.

Played in front of a record crowd of 81,807, United opened the scoring, in the twenty-second minute, when a great ball from Welbeck saw Nani beat the offside trap to score.

Barcelona then equalised through the impressive Thiago after seventy minutes before a Cleverley through ball put Owen in a one-on-one situation with the keeper that he was never going to squander.

But, as we said earlier, let`s not get too carried away, although Barcelona may well have had six of the side that beat us at Wembley in May, the likes of Messi, Xavi and Alves, much to the disappointment of the record crowd, were not playing!



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