Sir Alex Ferguson says Champions League is world's top event

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says the Champions League is the best competition in the world, surpassing even the World Cup.

Ferguson admits it is not a "golden period" for United but they are still hoping to win this year's tournament.

Speaking at a pre-game media conference, the United boss also reveals Wayne Rooney will not play in Tuesday's match with Basel, after suffering a hamstring injury in training on Friday.

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