Former Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini says the match-up between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo will be "fascinating".

"It's the merit of Ibrahimovic," Mancini said. "If the derby comes down to goals, in fact, if the challenge with Cristiano Ronaldo on February 24 does, too, it will be fascinating.

"Ronaldo deserved the Ballon d'Or, but I believe Ibra has all the qualities to win it. His goals this year are dragging Inter to the title."