Jose Mourinho: 'World will stop for Manchester United vs. Real Madrid'

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho in the stands at Old Trafford to watch his team's Champions League opponents Manchester United play against Everton on February 10, 2013
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Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho believes that the world will stop to watch his side take on Manchester United in the Champions League tomorrow night.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his belief that the world will be watching when his side take on Manchester United in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie tomorrow.

The match is finely balanced after United claimed a 1-1 draw in the first leg at the Bernabeu, meaning that Madrid must score if they are to have any chance of progressing.

Both sides are in sparkling form, with United unbeaten in 18 in all competitions and Madrid having beaten Barcelona twice in the space of a week, and Mourinho believes that the tie will capture the imagination of every football fan around the world.

"Who knows what will make the difference? That is the $1m question," said Ferguson.

"Tomorrow the world will stop for this tie. They are on a fantastic run, better than ever this season. FA Cup quarter-final, winning the Premier League in March, don't lose a match in months.

"We are also in good form in 2013. We have lost one match. It doesn't look a tie, it looks a final. Let's see which teams are at Wembley but I doubt the expectation can be bigger than this."

The match will also see Cristiano Ronaldo return to Old Trafford for the first time since his £80m move in 2009.

Real Madrid manager José Mourinho and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson during their sides games on February 13, 2013
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