The Blues are seven points behind United on the Premier League table.
United have already won the Carling Cup and Fifa Club World Cup this season.
“I hope that we can stop him (Ferguson). I would love to stop him on this aim,” said the Dutchman.
“I have not had that many experiences with him directly, direct confrontations, although I remember once it was my birthday when PSV [Eindhoven] were eliminated by Manchester United.
“I have met him sometimes when I have been to Manchester United, for a couple of pre-season tournaments.
“I like him very much, although we don’t know each other very well. I respect him very much.”