Rio Ferdinand has backed Manchester City to go deep within the Champions League this season however claims Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain pose the greatest menace to their hopes of glory.
Goals by Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus secured a snug away win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday and given their domination domestically, many are supporting Pep Guardiola to guide his side to the coveted European crown.
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However Ferdinand explains why he thinks PSG and Bayern may trigger problems for them later within the competition.
“I feel Bayern have gotten the expertise and the standard,” Ferdinand advised BT Sport.
“However I feel Paris Paris Saint-Germain too.
“By having each or each large players dishonest and telling Man City, are you going to commit? ‘Do not cheat, ask questions.
“Asking tactically, will you stay back or will you continue capturing forward in a shoot-out session?
“If you happen to play against a team with individuals like Mbappe and Neymar in a shoot-out session, you dine with him there.
“It could be good. It could be fascinating to see if we will get it. ”
Owen Hargreaves cannot see them missing a Premier League title, with City holding 10 points forward of second-placed Manchester United.
“I do not see it,” said Hargreaves.
“They’ll solely stop errors and accidents themselves.
“I do not see that occuring within the Premier League.”
City boss Pep Guardiola rejected any suggestion that his side are the favorites of the event.
“Once I see Bayern Munich I do not assume we’re favorites,” he advised BT Sport.
“My target is West Ham in three days.
“If individuals say we’re favorites we have now to simply accept it, however a team that of their whole history has been a semi-final proper, they say, we have now to simply accept it . ”