Reports: Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson chooses between Liverpool and Manchester City

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly thinks that Liverpool will win the league this season because Manchester City will drop points at Old Trafford.

This is according to Jonathan Walters who was informed that the grand old Scot thinks so by former Manchester United right back Phil Bardsley.

Walters was speaking on BBC Radio 5 LIVE’s Football Daily podcast this past Sunday.

“I was chatting with Phil Bardsley and I’m going to drop a name here, he was sat with Sir Alex Ferguson,” he said.

“He [Phil Bardsley] sat with him and he [Sir Alex Ferguson] thinks Liverpool are going to win it.

“He thinks Liverpool because he thinks United will get something out of the City game,” said the attacker.

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Sir Alex Ferguson retired from football management after 26 years at the helm of Manchester United, a period in which he won a mind-blowing 13 league titles and, in the process, knocked Liverpool off their proverbial perch in English football.

When the Scot retired, Manchester United had 20 league titles to Liverpool’s 18. However, the Merseyside club have a wonderful chance to readdress that balance by clawing one more league title win back this season.

As things stand, Liverpool have a 2 point lead over Manchester City with 85 points from 34 games. However the Citizens have one game in hand – the one at Old Trafford.