Sir Alex goes head to head with old for Jose Mourinho once again and also faces his former player Cristiano Ronaldo who he helped become one of the world’s best players in his 6 year spell at Old Trafford.
The game is the tie of the round, with the world watching and Sir Alex insists that the games will living up to billing and only regrets that the two sides are meeting now and not in the final:
“We’re ready for tomorrow. Since the Champions League started, almost every year we have played one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“When I started as a coach many years ago, I dreamt I’d be playing against the top teams as a manager and you get the opportunity to do that in the Champions League on a regular basis.
“There is a special significance when you play the big teams and you’ll see that tomorrow. It won’t be 0-0 tomorrow night, I can assure you of that. This match can live up to expectations. History always plays a part in this type of game, as does the two teams’ desire to go forward.
“It’s just a shame we’re meeting this early. I wish it had been at Wembley, in the final.”