Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes the Premiership is the best competition in the world.

"I think, first of all, the quality of the Premier League has improved each year," said Ferguson.

"Also with the nature of the English football, with the intensity of the game and the speed of the play, you can see the power of our game.

"Power, however, does not necessarily win games. You have to announce quality and technical ability as well in major games.

"The reason English football is doing much better now is because the quality of the league has improved and that gives clubs a much better chance."