No concerns for Ferguson

United boss describes Champions League draw as 'interesting'

Ferguson: The Scot will face Benfica, Basel and Otelul Galati

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Sir Alex Ferguson has no immediate concerns about Manchester United's UEFA Champions League draw.

General consensus suggests the Old Trafford club have been fortunate to be drawn alongside Benfica, who they defeated to win their first European Cup in 1968, Basel and Romanian minnows Otelul Galati.

United chief executive David Gill predicted after the draw in Monte Carlo that Ferguson would be content with Group C.

And the Scot was not disappointed, as he told United's official website: "It's an interesting draw with no real travel difficulties. We're looking forward to the games.

"Obviously we've played Benfica in the past. They're always great games. Obviously there's great history between the two clubs.

"Basel are a Swiss team who are doing really well. Swiss teams tend to bring lots of young players through their system which is great. We have played them before, in 2002/03, in the group stage.

"We don't really know much about Otelul Galati but that's the beauty of the Champions League, you get fresh teams to play against. They obviously deserve to be in the competition. It's great for them."

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