Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is looking forward to their Champions League showdown with Real Madrid. Van Persie admits he's pinching himself over the prospect of being involved in such a game.

"Such a match is the icing on the cake for every footballer," said Van Persie. "It is my first time at the Bernabeu, I'm really looking forward to it.

"To be with such a big club like Manchester United in the finals of the Champions League is beautiful and more so against Madrid. I look forward to it."