Ferguson wants victory over Benfica to honour Busby

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wants to justice to the memory of former boss Matt Busby when the club take on Benfica at Old Trafford, The Telegraph reports.

Benfica were beaten by Busby’s United in the 1968 European Cup final, ten years on from the tragic Munich disaster that ripped through the Busby babes. Ferguson has spoke of the titanic tussles that United and Benfica had back in the 1960’s and wants to show that the sides today still hold a fondness for the history.

Ferguson said: ‘We will try to do justice to the memory of Sir Matt’s tussles with Benfica in the old days because people of vision are rare. Europe runs deep in the psyche of Manchester United and Benfica evokes these memories.’

The two Scotsmen are considered the greatest managers in the club’s history and Ferguson will be looking to take another step towards his legacy with another win in Europlite club competition.

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