Man Utd boss Ferguson full of admiration for AC Milan captain Maldini

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has picked out AC Milan's Paolo Maldini as his favourite opposition player during his time as a Champions League coach.

"He has a wonderful presence, competitive spirit, athleticism, and although not the world's greatest technically, he has influenced all the AC Milan teams during his wonderfully successful era - a truly marvellous player," said Ferguson.