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"We've had Villarreal and Celtic before, but Aalborg is a new one. The bonus for us is there's not much travelling to do. We're satisfied with the group and we hope to get the 10 points to see us qualify."

- Sir Alex Ferguson
28/08/2008 18:05, Report by Steve Bartram in Monte Carlo

Boss relishes short trips

Sir Alex Ferguson was a happy man after Thursday's Champions League group draw, having safely avoided potential trips to far-flung destinations such as Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.


Instead he'll take his European champions on much shorter flights to Scotland, Spain and Denmark, for games against familiar opposition in Celtic and Villarreal plus the relative unknowns Aalborg BK.

As ever, regardless of the opponents, Sir Alex is still setting his sights on qualifying for the last 16 as soon as possible.

"We've had Villarreal and Celtic before, but Aalborg is a new one," Sir Alex told ManUtd.com.

"The bonus for us is there's not much travelling to do. We're satisfied with the group and we hope to get the 10 points to see us qualify.

"It's always nice to go to my home city and being drawn against Celtic adds a bit of spice to the group."

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