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'It was suicidal... the players knew, deep down, it was wrong': Wayne Rooney slams Sir Alex Ferguson for trying to go 'toe-to-toe' with Barcelona as lost both the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals to Pep Guardiola's men Wayne Rooney was on the losing side in 2009 and 2011  Barcelona beat United in and at Wembley in the Champions League finals Rooney scored an equaliser at Wembley but could not add to his 2008 medal  He has now criticised Sir Alex Ferguson for their boisterous approach 

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 11:16 BST, 2 August 2020 | Updated: 11:47 BST, 2 August 2020

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Wayne Rooney has criticised former boss Sir Alex Ferguson for trying to go 'toe-to-toe' with Barcelona in 's Champions League final defeats to them in 2009 and 2011.

The two sides met each other in the two finals in and at Wembley respectively, with the Catalan giants emerging victorious on both occasions with 2-0 and 3-1 victories.

Rooney scored what was an equaliser for United in the Wembley showdown in 2011, but was unable to add to another Champions League medal to the one he won in 2008 against Chelsea in Moscow.

Wayne Rooney (right) has slammed Sir Alex Ferguson for going toe-to-toe with Barcelona

Wayne Rooney (right) has slammed Sir Alex Ferguson for going toe-to-toe with Barcelona

Rooney was on the losing side in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals against them

Rooney was on the losing side in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals against them

ROONEY'S ROCKY RELATIONSHIP WITH FERGUSON 

2013 - Sir Alex publicly shames Rooney after announcing that he had asked not to play in United's 2-1 win over Swansea as he had 'asked for a transfer'

September 2015 - Rooney admits he had differences with Sir Alex but denied they had fallen out with each other.

March 2020 - Rooney admits he used to argue with his boss at half-time during the early part of his United career

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Now reflecting on the two matches in his Sunday Times column - in which he was

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