Saturday's exhibition between F.C. Barcelona and Manchester United at FedEx Field will feature many of the stars that make these two teams the best club soccer squads in the world. The very best player on both of these teams, Lionel Messi, will not play, but many other stars will be in the lineup, at least at the beginning of the game.
Paul Tenorio of the Washington Post put together a list of standouts that will be playing in the 7 p.m. game. The headliners for F.C. Barcelona include striker David Villa and midfielder Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta. Villa should be familiar for fans who watched the World Cup, as he led Spain to the title. Xavi and Iniesta, meanwhile, are the two unsung heroes of F.C. Barcelona. Iniesta is probably the best passing midfielder in the world, and Xavi is certainly the best holding midfielder in the world.
For Manchester United, well-known English forward Wayne Rooney is the headliner. Rooney has been up and down last season, but he's still the premier English striker. Other standouts include Portugese winger Nani and Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic.
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