Man Utd boss Ferguson: Ronaldo can't face us - it's in his contract!

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is excited facing Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is excited facing Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Ferguson was happy to joke about the prospect of facing Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League, after United were drawn to face Real Madrid in the last 16 of the competition.

Ronaldo will be facing United for the first time since he left Old Trafford in 2009, and Ferguson said, with tongue in cheek: "It is in his contract he can't play against us. It would be a disgrace if he played."

The Scot added: "It will be fantastic to have him back."

Asked about his rivalry with Madrid's former Chelsea and Porto manager Jose Mourinho, Ferguson said: "I don't have a great record against him so we need to put that right."

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