Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney cannot wait for Tuesday night's game between "probably the two biggest clubs in the world".
Only after Saturday's 4-0 Premier League win over Norwich did Manchester United's players allow their minds to drift towards the glamor Champions League clash with Real Madrid at Old Trafford.
"It hasn't been hard not thinking about Tuesday," said Rooney. "Norwich was a massive game for us and we wanted to extend the gap at the top of the league. The manager put a lot of experienced players out and made us aware it was more important."
Shinji Kagawa's hat-trick, the first by an Asian player in the Premier League, and Rooney's last-minute piledriver, ensured there were no unexpected slips. So now United can train their thoughts on Cristiano Ronaldo and company, who stand in the way of a quarter-final berth.
"It is going to be a special night," said Rooney. "It is probably the two biggest clubs in the world and something we are all looking forward to."...