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BEST CLUB TEAM IN THE WORLD

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I think man utd are the best CLUB team in the world at the minute, im not just saying this because i support the reds but look at our record, were going for 3 prems.in a row 2 champions leagues we won the world club cup last year and its possible this year and dont forget the CARLING cup.
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posted May 17, 2009

Depends.
comment by panucci (U3477216)
If I were to give you the best sides in the
world right now:
1. Barca (they keep scoring, don't they?)
2. Liverpool(noone wants to face them in Europe)
3. Chelsea (they're so hard to beat)
4. Man U comes just after(they just win their games, that's what they are mostly good at)

I'll give you Barcelona but:

2) No one wants to face them in Europe? Apart from Chelsea right?

3) So hard to beat yet we beat them 3-0 a few months ago and about a year ago to win the CL?

You know as much about football as Alan Green does calorie counting.

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posted May 17, 2009

adleast punnici didnt support the obvious choice of who to support like u did with man u you took one look at how many trophies they had won and said ill support them just like 3 quarters of man u fans all glory supporters who wouldnt support them if they went down

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posted May 17, 2009

comment by rikkirokkit (U8476294)

posted 3 Hours Ago

Barca are the best football playing team in the world without doubt. Man U are the best defensive team. If Barca have all players fit and man U played open football and didnīt park bus, barca would outplay and win..as is Barca are without key players and Henry and Iniesta are not guaranteed and if are available wonīt be match sharp. Bur I still think Barca will win and witjout doubt they are the best team in the world.

And could prove to be one of best club sides ever. I feel man U have to play more attractive and open football to be considered the "best". Barca are so much more tantalising and the world hopes to see their brand of football win and get the glory their style of play deserves..

Visca al Barca!
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What a daft comment...What has playing attractive football got to do with being the best?
No offence to arsenal but they play the best football in the world, and cant win anything.
The best football is the one thats gets the results no matter what.
If we had a choice next season to play:
a/ Attractive football and finish with nothing.
b/ Grind out 1-0 results and win everything.

I know which i would choose.

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posted May 20, 2009

Well seen as Barca have already won the league and the copa and are in the CL Final I think the comparison to Arsenal is pretty weak. Arsenal play nowhere near the kind of football Barca do, Barca have shown how to play great attacking football and win trophies.

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posted May 20, 2009

In Europe, the contenders would have to teams that win or regularly get to the later stages of the CL, so your shortlist is going to include: Man U, Barcelona, AC Milan, Liverpool, Chelsea, Inter Milan, R Madrid, Porto, B Munich.

From that lot, you'd have pick out Barca and Man U, simply because they're both in the CL final, they've both just won their domestic leagues, and they're both in with a chance of a treble.

Barcelona play some lovely open attacking football, and have a terrific (and terrifying) forward line-up. At home they've won La Liga comfortably, and also with a lot of style having a remarkable goal difference of over 70. They've also been impressive in the CL, scoring freely, although they did find it tough to get past Chelsea and could've easily gone out.

Man U don't have quite the same reputation for stylish play, or at least don't have quite as many flare players, but then football in the premier league and La Liga is quite different, and they also play against stronger teams.

Barca are probably best know for their individuals (forwards), whereas Man U is a more well-balanced side, with strength in every position. But most importantly, Man U have fostered a very strong winning mentality and sense of team-play, whilst still playing attack-minded football.

The CL final will be the test of how good both teams are. Man U have looked in control in their matches so far, but Barca struggled a bit against Chelsea.

You can say Chelsea were defensive, but each team plays to their strengths, and Barca found it hard going. Possibly it's because Barca don't get very many games that tough in La Liga, whereas Man U do. If Barca were in the premier league, they might still win it (it'd be tight), but I don't think they'd rack up a goal difference of over 70.

Barca's superstars grab the headlines, but when you take into account the whole team, I think Man U just edge it. Barca will need their big name players to be on form, maybe not to the extent as Liverpool, whereas at Man U when the big names don't play well someone in the team always seems to to step up and fill the gap.

Barca might have the best individual player, and may score the nicest looking goal in this years CL, but football is a team sport and I think Man U has the best team. (I'm a Newcastle fan so I'm not biased!). Anyway, I know which team I would bet on.

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comment by Swoop (U9952242)

posted May 23, 2009

Man United are the best club team in the world at the moment.
Barca is a collection of talented individuals.
The difference between the two being that the United team together is greater than the sum value of the individuals who play in it.

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posted May 23, 2009

Dream on Barca is the best Messi is thebest player in Europe as opposed to the card waving childishness of rinaldo 3-0 on Wed go barca

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posted May 23, 2009

yeh individuals right Messi/E'to/Henry have over NINETY goals in spain this year Yeh Im sure they all scored these individually Get real dummy

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posted May 23, 2009

0-0 in the comunity shield 0-0 in the carling cup way to go MUTFC Wonder how much Howie Webb was paid to give that PK against spurs what a referee release him

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posted May 23, 2009

manchester united are probably the best football team in the world. shear consistancy and variety in play makes them the best. Man U can play terrible but somehow end up winning. If the likes of liverpool or barcelona or arenal or chelsea for that matter dont they lose.
the top 5 clubs in the world are the top 4 english teams and barcelona.

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