Real Madrid are so worried about the prospect of playing Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League last 16, they have asked the Spanish FA to reschedule their La Liga clash with Barcelona.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Jose Mourinho wants el Clasico to be played at 4pm on March 2nd rather than the late kick-off scheduled.
Los Blancos have already had their request for the clash with the Catalan club be brought forward a day rejected and it appears they are now looking for the next best thing.
Real Madrid travel to England and Old Trafford on March 5th for the second leg of the Champions League tie and Real Madrid are obviously looking for as much help as possible.
The tie between Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson looks set to be a classic as the Premier League leaders have been in devastating form going forward, though suspect at the back.
Madrid have been playing similarly and Cristiano Ronaldo will be relishing the chance to go up against his former club for the first time since his £80million move to Spain.
The first leg takes place at Santiago Bernabeu next week on Wednesday February 13.
Mourinho’s big worry will be the fact that his side will have travel to Barcelona to play the second leg of the clasico Copa del Rey semi-final, then welcome their great rivals in the Liga fixture before the trip to Old Trafford, all in the space of nine days.