Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson declared that Wednesday’s game against Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 will be a “fantastic show” — better than a clash between his team and FC Barcelona.

“It will be a fantastic spectacle between two of the biggest clubs in the world. I think this game can be better than a United-Barcelona,” Ferguson said in an interview with the English club magazine that manages Europa Press.

Ferguson said because of the “honor” and the history of both clubs there cannot be a “most important” game in the Champions League.

“United and Madrid have a romance between them and due to their honor and their appeal to the world, it can be the biggest game you can get in Champions League,” he said.

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