With the epic Champions League final being played out in a matter of hours, here's a look at a team consisting of the best of both Manchester United and Barcelona.

Goalkeeper -

Edwin Van Der Sar - The Dutchman has been incredible all season for United,and the dismay was evident in the red half of Manchester when he announced his retirement.

Defenders -

Dani Alves - Brilliant going forward down the right flanks. Instrumental part of Barcelona's attacks.

Gerrard Pique - Since his move from Manchester United to Barcelona in 2008, Pique has won every trophy he played for, including the World Cup 2010.

Nemanja Vidic - The rock at the heart of Manchester United's defence, Vidic has been key to United conceding just 4 goals in this years Champions League.

Patrice Evra - Like Alves down the right, Evra is just as effective going down the left and is sure to create problems up front while doing his defensive duties as well.

Midfielders -

Xavi - Vision, passing ability and skill on the ball. This Spanish wizard can walk into the starting eleven of any team in the world.

Ryan Giggs - 37, still going, and will go on. The veteran has been as inspirational as he is effective and has come in with goals and assists as he always does.

Andres Iniesta - Comes with a package including quality passing, vision and goals, Iniesta, along with Xavi, forms the bedrock of Barcelona's world reknowned passing game.

Forwards -

Lionel Messi - No explanantion required. Simply and purely - the best.

Wayne Rooney - After some early season troubles, Rooney's late season surge helped United into the final and imagine that partnership up front with Messi.

Pedro - Regarded as Barcelona's unsung hero, Pedro has outshown David Villa this season and he will complete the pacey front trio.