Sir Alex Ferguson is upbeat about Manchester United’s chances of winning the Champoions League after his side side beat Lille 1-0 to reach the last eight.
Ferguson, who led United to victory in 1999, says all the teams left in the competition are well-matched.
“The quality is there but there’s no outstanding one,” said Ferguson.
“There is not a lot between the sides left so we have as good a chance as anyone. But no matter which team you look at it’s a big game.
“Being there is important. We have had a couple of bad years in terms of qualifying for this stage,” he said.
“Before that we had a great record of getting to the last eight but the last eight is not our aim.
“We want to go as far as we can and we want to be there in the final.”
Ferguson paid tribute to Henrik Larsson whose goal against Lille earned the win for United.
The Swede, 35, scored his third goal in his penultimate match for United before returning to Swedish club Helsingborg.
“He has been a credit to himself,” said Ferguson. “His dedication has to his job has never changed.”
However, United’s victory was achieved at a cost with defender Mikael Siilvestre dislocating a shoulder during last night’s game.
He added: “It is not looking good for Mikael at all.
“At first, we thought he had broken his arm but now it seems it is a dislocation. It is another big blow for us.”
Moreover, with Larsson soon to depart, Ferguson finds himself with a striking crisis on his hands.
Louis Saha has been ruled out for at least a month with a hamstring injury while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is recovering from knee surgery.