Picture special: Manchester United gear up for Wembley

Sir Alex Ferguson's men were put through their paces ahead of their Champions League showdown with Barcelona on Saturday

Martin Caparrotta
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All smiles: Sir Alex Ferguson appeared in good spirits as he oversaw his side’s preparation for Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona at Wembley.

Wayne Rooney
Turnaround: Wayne Rooney is back in goalscoring form ahead of the final after recovering from a stuttering start to the season.

Javier Hernández
Super signing: Javier Hernández will be keen to secure his second winners’ medal in his first season at Old Trafford with victory at Wembley.

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Keeping a close eye: Sir Alex watches on as his side are put through their paces at the club’s Carrington training ground.

Patrice Evra
Staying put: Patrice Evra has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson persuaded him to stay on at Old Trafford after he considered leaving last summer.

Rio Ferdinand
Stay on your feet: Rio Ferdinand takes Ray Wilkins’ now infamous advice to heart as he warms up at a wind-battered Carrington.

Nani
Eyes on the prize: Nani looks focused as he prepares for United’s third Champions League final in four years.

Michael Carrick
National call-up: Michael Carrick has been named in the England squad for next month’s Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland.

Patrice Evra and Nani
Left-siders: Patrice Evra and Nani are both expected to feature at Wembley against Pep Guardiola’s men.

sir alex ferguson
Down to business: Sir Alex Ferguson would equal Bob Paisley’s record of three European titles with Liverpool with a win in London on Saturday.

Wayne Rooney
No-brainer: Wayne Rooney, who has scored six goals for the Red Devils since April, is sure to start for United in Saturday’s European showdown.

Park Ji-sung
Record-breaker Park Ji-sung this season broke the record for the most offence points recorded by a Korean player in the Premier League.

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