- Apr 26, 2010
ALEX FERGUSON has revealed his pain at having to watch this week's Champions League semi-finals.
The Manchester United boss tuned in from the comfort of his sofa after his side failed to qualify for the first time since 2006.
And he admitted: "It has been absolute agony watching the matches.
"But that is what happens when you are not in it. You have to watch it on TV.
"Undoubtedly not being in the Champions League helps our preparation for the weekend but I know what I would rather have.
"The ordeals of playing on a Wednesday and then a Saturday are exactly what you want here. We have got to have it."