Man Utd boss Ferguson: AC Milan will win the Champions League

Ferguson said: “I’d bet for sure that Milan will win the Champions League, I’m absolutely certain of it.

“I told Carlo at the end of our semi-final that there is no way he can now not win this competition.

“Carlo gave me a magnificent bottle of wine.

“But I immediately told him there is no point in giving such a wonderful gift if he then fails in the final.

“In fact, I told him I would only drink his wine once I see him lifting the Champions Cup.”

Ferguson also told The Sun: “Milan’s second-leg victory over us was stupendous, fantastic and extraordinary.

“I know we paid a high price for the Premiership fightback which we needed at Everton to turn a 2-0 scoreline into a 4-2 victory.

“Last week, Milan were fresher and better prepared tactically and physically.

“I’m still trying to analyse and understand the factors involved. But the truth remains we faced one of the best performances in the entire history of AC Milan.”