Michel has stated his ambition to one day manage the Santiago Bernabeu outfit, and hopes dumping the English champions out of Europe will help his cause.
After a humiliating 3-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Sunday effectively ended their chances of finishing in the top four, David Moyes’ side now have all their hopes on European progression to save their season.
Greek side Olympiakos outplayed United in the first leg two weeks ago and won the fixture 2-0, showing some exciting football in the process.
However, manager Michel has admitted that he has another reason to hope to win the tie – impress Real Madrid.
"Someday I will get that opportunity and will manage Real Madrid,” the Spanish coach told Sportyou.
“Meanwhile, I will continue working and learning. I am convinced that I will not die without having coached Real Madrid.”
United will look to attack Olympiakos from the off on Wednesday night, but will also know that if the visitors get an away goal the tie could well be over.
With pressure mounting on Moyes, elimination from the Champions League will see the Scot risk losing the support of the fans.