Fergie licks his lips over upcoming Man U-Porto contest

March 21st, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Alex Ferguson

London, Mar.21 (ANI): Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson is licking his lips at the prospect of taking on F.C. Porto in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, knowing fully well that bookies have pegged his team as 66-1 favourites to win against the rank outsiders. The Red Devils face two vital games in 48 hours as they bid to capture an historic trophy Quintuple. They entertain Aston Villa in a televised clash on Sunday April 5 and Porto on April 7.
The Sun quoted Fergie as saying: This is a good draw for us. Were happy and were looking forward to the tie. The defending champions would then play the winners of the Gunners-Villarreal tie in the semi-finals and are now 2-1 favourites to retain their crown after the draw in Nyon yesterday. Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez admitted Fergies troops are a very decent bet and insisted: United have an easier draw than us. (ANI)

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