Sir Alex Ferguson expects Saturday night's UEFA Champions League final to be the best for a decade.
Manchester United will take on Spanish heavyweights Barcelona in the much-anticipated showdown, a clash that has all the ingredients of a Wembley classic.
The winner will join Bayern Munich and Ajax on four victories in European club football's greatest stage, and Scottish manager Ferguson has high expectations for the encounter.
"Many people would agree it is the final of the decade," said Ferguson. "The success of both teams in the last decade has been enormous.
"The attraction of two great teams with great history is obvious. It is an appealing final in terms of what could happen in the game.
"There could be a lot of goals, there could be a lot of excitement and there will be a lot of good football, I am sure of that.
"It is set up. The platform is there. Hopefully it turns out that way."
As Ferguson's likely starting line-up has been touted for three weeks now, there is a predictability about United that is rarely associated with their combative manager.
A surprise or two can be expected therefore, as Ferguson attempts to get the better of Barca coach Pep Guardiola, a man he came close to signing during his early days at Old Trafford.
"I was quite interested in Guardiola at one time," said Ferguson.
"I spoke to his agent when he left Barcelona but he decided to go to Italy.
"Maybe it was a moment lost because I admired him. He was a fantastic passer of the ball."
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