It’s looking increasingly likely that at least two Premier League teams are likely to face each other in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Manchester United and Arsenal booked their places on Tuesday evening, Chelsea are strong favourites to power past Olympiakos, while Liverpool are very much in the driving seat against Inter.
However, the prospect of facing a domestic rival doesn’t faze Sir Alex Ferguson according to the Daily Mirror.
“We could meet any of the other English teams left in the competition,” said the Old Trafford boss.
“Arsenal are through. If Liverpool get through and Chelsea get through – as I expect them both to do – we have a 40 per cent chance of getting one of the English teams.
“But I don’t think it matters who you play at this stage.
They’re all difficult games, that’s why the quarter-finals are full of such good teams. We’ll just have to wait and see.
“But the important thing for us is our job is done and we’re in there.”
Indeed, it’s probable that the Scot would rather face any of the English trio instead of Barcelona, who are currently the competition favourites. United are unbeaten against the other teams that comprise the ‘Big Four’ this campaign and appear confident of taking any of them down over two legs.