Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate insists he has no problems with Manchester United rival Sir Alex Ferguson.

Although Southgate and Ferguson have had the odd touchline confrontation, Boro boss Southgate is still a huge admirer of the long-serving United manager.

Southgate said: "Sir Alex Ferguson is the person other managers look up to for what he has achieved and his continued hunger to keep achieving. He will be logical about the position they are in."