London, Feb 13 (ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes his team has matured and looks capable enough of winning the Champions League once again ahead of their blockbuster pre-quarterfinal clash with Spanish champions Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
According to Ferguson, United has grown from its defeat by Catalan giants Barcelona in 2011 with the help of champion players like Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney, the Sun reports.
The Scot claimed that United is different from other clubs as it builds teams to last for a satisfying period, which gives the club a consistency and a chance to be in the game every time, whether winning or losing.
Positive about winning the Champions League trophy this year, Ferguson said that players like Van Persie and Rooney are on the forefront with their contributions to the club.
Praising Van Persie, Ferguson said that the player has been a breath of fresh air for United since his arrival from Arsenal, with his sensational 23 goals since joining the club, and his rapport with the young players.
Picking out Rooney as another contender to help United win the League, Ferguson dismissed reports about Rooney being a 'beer-swilling hooligan' and said that he has evolved during his nine years at United. (ANI)