Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has said Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola can “shut people up” by winning the Champions League title this year.
Most of Europe’s big hitters are in the knockout stages of the competition with City, with holders Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain among the favourites.
Guardiola, who won the trophy twice with Barcelona, has failed to win it in 12 years and has been criticized for his approach to knockout games.
But Ferdinand reckons the English champions can finally end their European hoodoo with Erling Haaland now in their ranks.
“It’s just too difficult. I’m gonna go with City, just because of Haaland and Pep, he’s driven to win this.
“He’s been involved with the Premier League, but the Champions League is where it’s at for him. He’ll shut many people up if he does get it done,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.