Schmeichel: Mourinho not for United

Despite constantly being one of the main names in the frame to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson whenever he decides to call it a day, Jose Mourinho will not be the next manager of Manchester United, at least according to Peter Schmeichel.

The legendary goalkeeper, who spent eight years at Old Trafford during the 1990’s, told Spanish newspaper El Mundo that the Real Madrid boss ‘will not’ take over from Ferguson, alluding that the 50 year old would bring too much baggage with him.

Meanwhile, Ferguson has heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of tonight’s match, stating that the forward is ‘in the peak of his career’.

Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 appearances during his time in Manchester, though his record in Spain has far surpassed that.

Since signing for Real in 2009, the forward has a goal ratio of more than a goal a game, netting an impressive 182 times in just 179 matches.

The 28 year olds current form is yet more staggering, with ten goals in his last five games, including two hat-tricks.
Tonight will be the first time Ronaldo has faced United since completing his world record £80 million transfer almost four years ago.