Thursday, 11th March 2010

Sir Alex Ferguson was understandably delighted after his Manchester United team demolished AC Milan 4-0 in the Champions League, recording a 7-2 aggregate victory. However, the Scot soon turned his attention to the future, throwing down the gauntlet to striker Wayne Rooney and challenging him to beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2007/08 goal haul.

The Man Utd boss told the press: "It’s a challenge [for Rooney to beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s 42 goals in the 2007/08 season]. I was happy with him getting to 30 to be honest with you. He just keeps on improving and tonight he was sensational."

With Real Madrid having crashed out of the Champions League, and Chelsea needing to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Internazionale, Man Utd are well placed for another assault on the trophy. Indeed, Ferguson said: "It doesn’t matter who we play next." Most of the Old Trafford faithful will no doubt agree.


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