Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho admits he sees Sir Alex Ferguson as a role-model.

Mourinho will lock horns with the Manchester United manager tonight.

"I imagine being a manager at 71 myself because I think it's the type of the job where the older you are the better you are. I would love that God gives me health so I can do it. Sir Alex is unique. I don't have any words that add to what everyone thinks about him and the respect he deserves from everyone," said Mou.