"It gets you into the Champions League, too -- it didn't used to but it does now, and so that's a great incentive," Ferguson told ESPN FC.
Thomas Tuchel sympathizes with the fixture congestion that plagues top Prem teams, echoing many Prem managers complaints.
Anderlecht won't be pushovers, but if Man United can't get the job done against a side of this calibre, they have no business featuring in the UCL.
Right-back was seen a problem position when Jose Mourinho took over, but the form of Antonio Valencia has made him undroppable, writes Andy Mitten.
Sloppy finishing and the deeply underwhelming Edin Dzeko have left Roma with little hope of salvaging a season that looks destined for disappointment.
Holders Real Madrid will play Bayern in the Champions League quarterfinal, Paul Pogba was removed from Manchester United's 1-0 victory against Rostov.