Ferguson praises adversary Guardiola

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Pep Guardiola has made "a big step forward for Spanish coaches" since taking charge of Champions League final opponents Barcelona.

He also reveals that he made an approach to sign Guardiola when he left Barcelona and that his side's 4-0 defeat in the Camp Nou in 1994 marked the start of his club's maturity into a consistently successful side in Europe's premier competition.