Sir Alex Ferguson – The Champions League is better than the World Cup
Written by Ross Mackiewicz.
Sir Alex Ferguson has no doubt in his mind that the UEFA Champions League is far superior to the FIFA World Cup. The Manchester United boss has been involved in sixteen campaigns of Europe’s premiere competition as well as having a taste of the World Cup where he managed Scotland in Mexico 86 where they succumbed to a first round exit under his stewardship.
He has taken a huge swipe at FIFA’s centrepiece by describing it’s presence as like a “trip to the dentist”. Although the Champions League has been heavily criticised for having a relatively subdued group stage, the United boss fully believes that it beholds a buzz and excitement which it’s rival has lacked for twenty-four years.
“It’s a natural thing. You won’t get the same crowd or attention or drama if you see Arsenal against a lower team rather than against Manchester United in the Premier League.” stated the Scotsman.
“But this is the best tournament for me, a fantastic tournament, and it is better than the World Cup in my opinion.”
“Have you seen the last six World Cups? It’s like going to the dentist.”
“In the Champions League, you get some unbelievable games. The group stage is just something you have to get through before it becomes more exciting.”
Ferguson is preparing his side in Bursa as they gear up to face Turkish champions Bursaspor. The Red Devils will be looking for a repeated victory over their opponents as they did two weeks prior back in Manchester thanks to Nani’s spectacular goal.
Is Sir Alex right? Which competition do you prefer? Let us know.
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