London, Aug 28(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said the club must overcome stern challenges in the knock-out stages of the Champions League, as they face round-trips of more than 3,000 miles to both Moscow and Istanbul for encounters with CSKA and Besiktas.
"These are difficult ties, especially the trips to Russia and Turkey. CSKA have developed strongly in the last few years and games in Turkey are always difficult," The Telegraph quoted Ferguson, as saying.We also know the quality that we're up against with Wolfsburg with what they achieved in the Bundesliga last season," he added.
Ferguson further said that the Red Devils, who were last season's beaten finalists, have little room for error as they aim to reach a third successive Champions League final
The Premier League's four representatives to Champions League- Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal - all avoided being paired with dangerous second seeds Real Madrid and Inter Milan in Thursday night's group stage draw in Monaco. (ANI)