Rio Ferdinand reluctantly tips title winners

Rio Ferdinand
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Rio Ferdinand during a press conference at The Town Hall Hotel on September 19, 2017 in London, England. Retired England international footballer Rio Ferdinand announced at the press conference that he is training to become a professional boxer. Ferdinand will fight a succession of bouts in 2017 and 2018 with the ultimate aim to box for a title belt. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

A choice between Liverpool and Manchester City to win a silverware for Manchester United fans remains one of the worst nightmares, but Rio Ferdinand has reluctantly revealed the team he feels will win the title.

Klopp’s Liverpool are currently at the summit of the Premier League table despite playing a game more than Man City.

The Citizens may be two points adrift the leaders, however, the prospect of eclipsing United’s treble season remains a thing of concern for the Red Devils.

Pep Guardiola’s men are chasing an unprecedented quadruple and Rio Ferdinand has emotionally gone with the “noisy neighbours” despite admitting the best team will end up clinching the title.

“This is the worst possible case, the scenario for someone that likes Man United supports Man United and has played for Man United, and I’m a pundit that’s got to speak about it publicly and squirm and what not,” Ferdinand told Mirror Sport.

“So the better of the two evils is Manchester City winning the league as I’ve seen it, I’ve been part of it.

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“I’ve seen it as a player and a football fan so I’ve been able to deal with it emotionally.”

When asked how he deals with rival clubs winning the title, he added: “You turn everything off. There aren’t many Man City fans to have a go at me.

“With Liverpool, it’s a different story. There are fans I didn’t even know supported Liverpool that have come back out of the woodwork after 20 years of being silent that are starting to speak before they’ve won anything so it’d be a lot more painful to see them win the league, but listen the best team will win it and whoever that is well done.”