Champions League Final 2011 - Alex Ferguson v Pep Guardiola

And their managers are considered to be the two top in the world as well. 

Sir Alex Ferguson - Manchester United

League: English Premier League
Founded: 1878
Nicknames: Red Devils
Stadium: Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester M16 0RA
Chairman: Joel and Avram Glazer
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson Age: 69
Sir Alex Ferguson or "Fergie", established himself as a brilliant manager in Scotland with the Old Firm, before moving to Old Trafford. At Manchester United Fergie has established himself as a genius and one of the two top managers in the world coaching the top team in England. He has won 47 trophies as a manager - and is the most successful in British football history, including 12 Premier League titles and two Champions League wins (1999 and 2008). 

Pep Guardiola - Barcelona

League: La Liga
Founded: 1899
Nicknames: Barça
Stadium: Camp Nou
Chairman: Sandro Rossell
Manager: Josep Guardiola Age: 40

In only three years as coach, Pep has developed Barcelona into the best team in Spain, proclaimed by many as the best of all time. He led the Catalan giants to a stunning treble in 2009. Pep has won many honors in his brief three years as manager of FC Barcelona. Champions League (2009), three consecutive La Liga titles, Copa Del Rey, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup. 

It is surprisingly rare for the two best sides in Europe to meet in the final. In the past three decades, that can be said to have happened on only four occasions – United-Barca in 2009, Real-Juve 1998, Milan-Barca 1994, and Juve-Liverpool 1985.  

The attendance at Wembley will be just under 90,000, which will make it the ninth highest in the history of the European Cup final, and the biggest since 1999.

A spokesman yesterday confirmed their expectations of the game being the biggest of all time, and he admitted the popularity of Barcelona and Manchester United has made that possible. 

“We anticipate this will be the largest ever audience for a match between two club teams, yes, and will be the largest ever audience for an annual sporting event,” the spokesman said. 

“Manchester United and Barcelona are famous names with a worldwide fan base, and there is incredible demand to watch them play against each other, which is why this is such a huge encounter to enjoy.” 

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