Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is looking forward to returning to Manchester United.

Hughes said it would be odd not to shake hands with Sir Alex Ferguson today.

He said: "I had a fantastic career there and I was very fortunate that Sir Alex picked me more times than he didn't. I will always be grateful for that.

"I enjoyed every minute of being a United player, but when I beat him as a manager, which didn't happen often, I enjoyed every minute of that too.

"It is all about challenging yourself and going up against the top teams."

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