after a surprise victory over Braga in Portugal.
That result tees up an intriguing tie in Transylvania next month between the top two, though Sir Alex was just relived to see his side get off to a better start than in last term's ill-fated campaign.
"I think getting three points in the first game is a bonus," he said. "If you go back to last season we got a point in Benfica, then a point at home... so three points are really important. With Cluj beating Braga away sets up a really interesting game for the next match."