Gatekeeper Of Mediocrity
Yes you mixed things up a bit.
The one Sir Alex himself said best ever side was in 2010/2011 not when Henry was in the team.
The one we lost in final against Henry was 2008/2009 when we lost Fletcher in semi final against you due to unfair red card and also Scholes being not fully fit which forced us to play Anderson in midfield against Xavi & Iniesta.
The 2007/2008 is completely different team, there were Hargreaves, Tevez & Scholes in it and we beat Barcelona in semi final.
The 2009 Barce team is better than the 2011 for me, the 2009 beat a far better United team than the 2011 did too...Barca's in the final had their issues too, Henry and Inesita were only half fit, while their defence was all over the place due to suspensions...think they deserve a lot of credit for that performance, against that United team in 08/09.
I agree with you though, we would have needed a much better goalkeeper and DM to truly last that season (probably a different cb to partner Toure, as he and Gallas were too similar for me) rather than just having Henry, who was declining as a player at that point.