Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho renew Champions League rivalry

Alex Ferguson said he was ready to lock horns against the colourful Mourinho who was at Old Trafford on Sunday to see United beat Everton 2-0 and stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League to 12 points.

updated: February 11, 2013 11:23 IST
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Paris: Manchester United will resume their historic rivalry with Real Madrid on Wednesday with Jose Mourinho talking up the eagerly-awaited Champions League clash as the game "the whole world is waiting for".

United, the three-time champions, go to Madrid, the record nine-time winners, in the latest instalment of a European rivalry which dates back to 1957.

Their last meeting, in the 2003 quarter-finals, was a goal-laden classic with Real squeezing through 6-5 on aggregate after two breathless encounters.

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