Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola said he was pleased with the way his side fought back after conceding Wayne Rooney's equaliser just before half-time and was delighted with the final 3-1 scoreline.
"I am obviously very happy," Guardiola. "It takes so much to win this tournament; it always does. We had some time to prepare this encounter and I thought we played excellently tonight.
"We went 1-0 up but we knew that with all of United's history and stature in the game they would come back at us. In the end, though, we managed to control the match and we won very well."
Barcelona's Javier Mascherano was deployed as a centre-half due to club captain Carles Puyol's injury but was more than happy to play out of position to be part of the triumph.
"We are really happy, we beat a fantastic team and played in the way we know to play," he told Sky Sports. "To win the Champions League, for any footballer, is the top title."
"For the last two months I have played centre-back, it's not my natural position but I tried to give my best to team and I am happy because we won the title.''
The Argentina international, of course, was signed from United's fierce rivals Liverpool and he had a message for the Anfield faithful.
"I know the Liverpool supporters were a little bit sad with me after my exit, this is for them as well,'' he added.
Meanwhile, Barcelona striker David Villa has dedicated his goal to his family.
Villa, who joined Barcelona from Valencia at the start of the season, scored the Catalan's third goal on 69 minutes, a curling effort to put the game beyond United.
And Villa acknowledged that his strike came at an important point in the game, with United pushing forward in search of another equaliser following Lionel Messi's second-half strike.
"My goal came at a good time and gave us piece of mind. We went 3-1 up and it decided the match. We are very happy having achieved all of this," Villa told TVE. "I dedicate it to all my family, my daughters and also Pepe Reina's, who are like my nieces.
"It is the reward for all work and we are very happy to have achieved this in a stadium so important. It was a very important title for the club and now it's ours." Villa told TVE shortly after the final whistle.
"If you know us, you know that we never relax. We have ambition, we have potential and very hungry for titles. We could not waste this opportunity."