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The Champions League returns this midweek for the penultimate set of group games. See all the outright BestPrice betting.

Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out the possibility of Carlos Tevez joining Real Madrid.

The Argentine striker has been linked with a move away from the club as he looks to have been marginalised since Dimitar Berbatov’s arrival at Old Trafford.

However, Ferguson had little time for the Spanish media when quizzed about Real’s interest in Tevez.

“No, I’ve not spoken to Carlos about Real Madrid’s interest. We get used to them talking to our players,” he quipped.

“I could have the opportunity to respond to Real Madrid every day of the season because it never stops.

“We should talk about the game because there will be plenty of time to talk about Real Madrid throughout the rest of the season.”

Meanwhile, Ferguson, perhaps in a fresh attempt to rile Real, suggested that their arch-rival rivals Barcelona were the only side who could prevent English dominance of the Champions League this season.

“Barcelona have to be the big threat to everyone,” he said.

“We found them a very difficult side to play against in the semi-final last season.

“And this season under their new coach [Pep Guardiola] they have changed the format of the team, bringing in Daniel Alves at right-back and Gerard Pique, who they got from us.

“They are conceding fewer goals than last season and I put them alongside the other English clubs as the biggest threat.”

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