Rio Ferdinand: Guardiola will be the 'greatest ever' if he wins the Champions League

“You’d love to have this as the final."- Ferdinand said

by Sead Dedovic
Rio Ferdinand: Guardiola will be the 'greatest ever' if he wins the Champions League

Manchester City played 1-1 vs Real Madrid in Spain. Pep Guardiola's team looked great and will have a good chance to try to win in England and secure an advance to the next round. Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, believes that Pep Guardiola will be the greatest of all time if he wins the Champions League.

“These two are head and shoulders [above the rest]," he said, as quoted by
"[Jose] Mourinho in years gone by, and he’s doing a great job at Roma, but these two for history and for now are stand alone”, he said.
He [Guardiola] wins this here, I think he goes standalone as the greatest”.

Michael Owen on Pep Guardiola

Michael Owen believes that Pep Guardiola is a great manager, but he needs to win the Champions League to confirm that. The Spaniard is aware of the opportunity he has this season, especially if we consider the fact that the winner of the Inter vs Milan match is waiting for him in the final.

Both teams are outsiders in the final.
“I think Pep’s the best personally," he said. "But I do think he needs to win this competition with Manchester City for everybody to just put the icing on the cake in many ways.
Yes, he’s done it before, he’s done it with great teams and he is an unbelievable manager.

For the general public, they’ll want to see him win it with another team and this is the team that Pep built.
He’s been here quite a while now. He probably ought to be winning it with the quality (they have). I mean, listen, Manchester City have been one of the best teams, if not the best team, in Europe for the last two/three seasons anyway”.

Ferdinand talked about the chances of both teams to reach the final. “You’d love to have this as the final.
One team who’s an institution in this competition with 14 Champions Leagues and one team that really want to get on the mark and get themselves held up alongside these teams with a European Champions League behind them”.

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