The Man United manager was happy after seeing his side drawn against the record all-time European Cup winners, suggesting that he will be pleased to meet some familiar faces.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is looking forward to a reunion with Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo after being drawn with Real Madrid in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Ronaldo will be making the trip to Old Trafford for the first time since leaving in a world-record 80 million pound move in 2009, when the second leg comes around on March 5.
"[It will be a] great opportunity for our fans to see Cristiano again and also for me to meet up with Jose again - I'll need to order some good wine," Ferguson said upon seeing his side paired with the record nine-time Champions League winners.
His outlook was far more positive than his previous attitude towards Los Blancos, whose pursuit of Ronaldo once prompted him to say, "Barcelona, have far better morals than Real Madrid will ever have."
The Red Devils will be hoping to do better than rival Manchester City, which took just one point from the two Group D clashes against Mourinho's men before crashing out of the competition in the opening stage.
Madrid and United have not faced each other since the Champions League quarterfinals in 2004, when a hat trick from magnificent Brazilian Ronaldo in the second leg at Old Trafford inspired the Spaniards to a 6-5 aggregate victory.