Following the Champions League draw earlier today, which will see United face Inter Milan, old friends, as well as foes, Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho have given their opinion on the tie.
Whilst Mourinho is quick to flatter his opposition, Ferguson does much of the same, whilst being sure to remind everyone of the luck Mourinho’s Porto had when knocking us out of the competition in the year they won it.
“I am satisfied, I wanted the best and I have got the European champions who maybe in two days will be world champions. It is a team with the current Ballon D’Or winner, a great coach in Alex Ferguson and a stadium with a fantastic atmosphere. It will be unforgettable returning to Manchester. Some say I have a good record against Alex Ferguson but the record isn’t mine, it’s Chelsea’s.”
Sir Alex Ferguson
“It’ll be interesting to come up against Jose again. He’s a good character with a good personality and I’ve always got on well with him. He knocked us out of the competition when he was at Porto, so I hope we have the luck they had in that tie this time round! Playing against the bigger teams brings a better focus and concentration to our game as we showed against Barcelona last season. We knew the most important thing we had do in that tie was to concentrate and our concentration in both games was terrific. The San Siro is a great stadium to play in. We’ve lost two semi-finals to AC Milan there so we want to go there and do better. This is the stage when the competition gets going and I think all the English teams have a good chance. I’m happy with our draw”