Manchester United defender Vidic: It frustrates teams that Barcelona always have possession

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Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has admitted that it can be frustrating for teams to play against Barcelona as they always seem to enjoy the majority of possession.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side came face to face with the Catalans in the 2011 Champions League final but were beaten 3-1. The Red Devils were also defeated by the Blaugrana 2-0 in the 2009 finale.

Although Vidic acknowledged that it is difficult to play against Barca, he praised them for their technical ability and their consistency.

"I think that the biggest thing that makes it difficult to play against them is because they play without a striker. When they play without a striker, they are moving the ball all over the pitch, they have the possession, and that makes teams frustrated," Vidic stated to fifa.com.

"And, obviously, they are technically very good and their knowledge of the game is really good and they know what they are doing.

"They’ve been doing it for years and years. Even when you know what is going to happen, they make it happen. You have to say they are a great team."

Barcelona currently sit second in the Liga table and are trailing leaders Real Madrid by eight points after this weekend's round of games when Pep Guardiola's men beat Sevilla 2-0 while Los Blancos could only draw 1-1 at home against Malaga.

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