Ferguson freely admits the Real coach is one of the few men he prefers not to engage in psychological battles against.
"Jose enjoys it more than I do," said Ferguson of the mind games warfare.
"He is brilliant at it. He plays games too. He has that mischievous part. You are never quite sure what he is up to.
"I don't contest that, because he is a clever bugger.
"I let him get on with it. As long as he keeps bringing a decent bottle of wine I let him off."