Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has backed Bayern Munich to lift the UEFA Champions League for the second consecutive season, despite the presence of other top teams.
United were eliminated from the competition on Tuesday, after a disappointing 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig in their last group H game.
But England still has decent representation, with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City still in the competition, and Ferdinand believes the German champions and possibly PSG are the only things standing in their way.
Speaking on BT Sport, he said, “I put Bayern Munich favourites, but I would have Liverpool close second favourites.
“It is great to see big teams are in there, the English boys are in there bar Manchester United disappointingly.”
Ferdinand, then revealed he couldn’t sleep after United’s elimination from the competition on Tuesday night, adding, he was devastated from the result.
“Devastated, I haven’t slept, look at the bags under my eyes,” he continued, when asked how he felt after the loss.
“But I think the English teams will go deep in the tournament, I think they have got some real quality, Bayern and possibly PSG are the only threats.
“If they [Bayern] don’t have injuries, I think they will go on and do it again, with the experience they have in that team and the explosiveness they have got in the wide areas.”
United have dropped into the Europa League as a result of the loss, and have already been tagged ‘favourites’ by former coach, José Mourinho.