Sir Living The Euro Dream

30 March 2010 12:48
Alex Ferguson said he was living the dream as he tries to guide his side to a fourth European Cup triumph. The Allianz Arena is the setting for tonight’s quarter final clash with Bayern Munich and Fergie says this is the stage United were born to appear on. The venue provides the perfect backdrop for another heavyweight European contest. “I have always dreamed about being involved in Europe,” said Ferguson. “When I first went into European football with Aberdeen, we played Real Madrid in the Cup Winners' Cup final in 1983. That was the start of the dream. We played Bayern in the quarter-final that year and Liverpool on one occasion. “They were nights you wanted to have all your life. “When they changed the old format of the European Cup to the Champions League, (it was) all the best teams. You always hoped to play against the likes of Milan, Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern. We have got our cake and everyone who is involved in Europe is eating it.”