Ferdinand: Man Utd will do well to get out of their group

Date published: Wednesday 28th October 2020 8:38

United started off their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain last week...

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Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand thinks the Red Devils will “do very well” to get out of their Champions League group.

United started off their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain last week and now face RB Leipzig on Wednesday night, with Istanbul Basaksehir their other group opponents.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side currently occupy 15th position in the Premier League table with only two wins from their opening five fixtures.

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And Ferdinand doesn’t see Man Utd challenging for the competition this season and reckons they will find it complicated to get out of their group.

Ferdinand told BT Sport: “I don’t think Man United are going to be one of the teams I’d put as favourites. I wouldn’t put them in that bracket. I think they’ll do very well getting out this group they’re in and they’ve had a fantastic start.

“They’ll do well getting out of that and then just hope to improve from there, but consistency is the key for this season for Man United improving on last season.”

He saw Manchester City beat Marseille 2-0 on Tuesday night but Ferdinand thinks that Liverpool are the most likely English winners this season.

When asked if he thought Man City would win it this year, Ferdinand added: “I don’t think so!

“I want to see exciting football and when Manchester City are flying they’re such an exciting team to watch and I enjoy sitting here watching them.

“Whether or not they’re going to have enough to get over the line, with their quality and the consistency that Bayern have [I don’t know]. I still feel Liverpool are a stronger outfit so I put City probably around third or fourth choice for me.”


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