Ferguson: Man Utd fear no-one in Champions League knockouts
The Reds can now look forward to the last-16 draw on December 18, knowing that the second leg will be at home - a reward for finishing top of the group.
“It doesn’t matter who we play at Old Trafford, we always feel we have a chance," said Sir Alex. "And our away record over the last three years has been fantastic, so hopefully that helps us too.
“I think we’ll have to face a big team at some point, last year we had Inter Milan in the last 16 when they were top of Serie A. You take who you get and you have to trust the quality of your own players and the experience they’ve gathered over the years. They’re young but they’re a good team."