Nani would be willing to take another penalty despite his spot-kick failure for Manchester United - but it does not look like he will get the chance.
"I took a bad penalty,
"I am sure next time, no matter who takes it, we will score.
"I would take one again. If the manager agrees I would do it - and score."
The manager will not agree though. Indeed, Sir
"I think he just ran and grabbed the ball," said the United boss.
"I thought Robin should have taken it, to be honest with you.
"I think we will have to decide before the game. That was my fault, I should have done that."
In the end it did not matter as
It was not convincing though.
Galatasaray had penalty appeals at the start and end of the game turned down, hit the woodwork twice and also forced a magnificent double save out of
"The first 15 minutes we played very well and got the goal," said Ferguson.
"At that moment we thought it was going to be a good night.
"But we became very careless and every time we lost the ball, they counter attacked and were a threat.
"Missing the penalty kick kept them in the game."
The result was welcome given United's unexpected group stage exit last term.
It was also Ferguson's 100th victory in the competition, the first manager to do so.
He dismissed that though, saying it was merely because he has been a boss for the longest period.
Of more interest was the late substitute appearance of fellow
"The supporters recognise what a tough time he has had for the last year," said Ferguson.
"They gave him a marvellous reception.
"He has been out of the game for a year it took him one or two minutes to get going but he can only be better after tonight."
Now United can prepare for what is bound to be a tense visit to
It will be the Merseyside outfit's first game at Anfield since the damning judgement on Hillsborough was delivered last week and Ferguson has already appealed for calm.
United will again be without
"I don't where that story came from," said Ferguson. "He was never close."
Asked whether the weekend fixture would also be too soon for the England striker, United's long-serving manager simply replied: "Yes."
However, his side's overall performance gave plenty of reasons to be cheerful.
"My players were excited," said Terim.
"We had more possession and were in control. It makes me optimistic for the rest of the campaign."