Ferguson took questions for tonight's Champion League tie with Benfica.
Asked whether England's win over Spain had provided a template for teams to counter Barcelona, he added: "I don't think that's of any relevance to tomorrow. We've got a big game. We're going to play Benfica not Barcelona. It's a game we recognise as a real European game with the history of Benfica and ourselves, and the number of great games we've had in the past."