Champions League: Rio Ferdinand names two favourites clubs to win trophy
Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has named one club that can win this season’s UEFA Champions League trophy.
According to Ferdinand, Bayern Munich are the favourites to win the Champions League, just ahead of Liverpool.
The former England centre-back said this following the conclusion of the Champions League group stage fixtures on Wednesday night.
“I put Bayern Munich as favourites, but I would have Liverpool second favourites close by,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
He added, “Listen, I think it’s great to see big teams in there. The English boys are in there as well, bar Manchester United disappointingly – devasted about that, haven’t slept, look at the bags under my eyes!
“But I think the English teams are going to go deep in the tournament this year. I think we’ve got some real quality.
“Bayern Munich are probably the only team that are the threat. Possibly Paris Saint-Germain.
“I think Chelsea are a team that’s starting to gel together and you can see that Frank has done very good business up until now in the transfer market.
“But it’s difficult. You have got to get through the Christmas period and New Year, see how the teams and squads are shaping up injury-wise and form-wise.
“Once the Champions League restarts again, we’ll have to readdress this as well, our expectations for certain teams because form and injuries play a big part.”