Sven Goran Eriksson is looking forward to setting his managerial skills against Sir Alex Ferguson in Sunday’s Manchester derby.
During his time as England coach Eriksson had a number of disputes with Ferguson about how he should use Manchester United players in friendly matches.
However, despite their past fall-outs, Eriksson is relishing the prospect of managing Manchester City against their local rivals at the weekend.
“There’s no problem between me and Alex,” the Swede told The Sun.
“We might have had different opinions regarding United and the national team, especially concerning friendly games, but we also had a lot of dinners together, so there’s nothing personal there at all.
“One thing is for sure. I won’t be taking Alex’s players like I used to.”
United will be without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo and the injured Wayne Rooney, but Eriksson is disappointed the pair are missing.
“It is a pity, as fans want to see the best players performing,” he said of Rooney and Ronaldo.
“United still have plenty of other players though.”