Rio Ferdinand doesn’t put Manchester United among Champions League favourites, however, he believes Red Devils “will do very well” to get out of their group. United marked their return to Europe’s biggest stage with a 2-1 victory away at Paris Saint-Germain last week, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now preparing his side to come up against Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig. Ferdinand thinks qualifying for the knockout stages would be an impressive achievement for his old club.
“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,” the ex-United defender told BT Sport. “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.”