Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema knows coach Jose Mourinho is desperate to knock off Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United tonight.

In their 14 meetings, Manchester United chief Fergie has beaten the Special One twice, lost six times and drawn six times.

Real striker Benzema said: "I am sure there is something personal for Mourinho.

"When he was in England, every season he was fighting with Alex Ferguson for the title.

"Mourinho is a big winner and wants to win every game.

"But you can see what these games against Manchester United mean to him.

"There is an excitement is his voice."