Rio Ferdinand gives prediction for Manchester City vs Manchester United FA Cup final clash

Rio Ferdinand has weighed in on the upcoming FA Cup final between Manchester United and Manchester City, offering his predictions and insights on the match.

The game will be played at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and United legend Rio Ferdinand believes his former side will most likely lose this game.

Previewing the clash on the Rio Ferdinand FIVE YouTube channel, Ferdinand predicted it would take a ‘huge amount of luck and fortune’ for United to come out on top at Wembley.

“Based on what I’ve seen this season from both sides, Manchester City and Manchester United, I’ve got no confidence, I have to say,” Rio Ferdinand said.

“It’s the first time I’m going to a cup final with Man United and thinking that we have a very, very, very, very small chance of winning this game.

“You always backed Man United, ‘It’s the cup final, Man United are gonna win this’, or, ‘Man United have got a real good chance to win it’.

“The gap between Man United and City now is at its biggest that it has ever been. The fall off that we’ve had compared to them right now is huge so how can I, in my right mind, go into this game with any sort of confidence?”

Ferdinand added: “You have a puncher’s chance because we’ve got someone like Bruno [Fernandes] maybe or Marcus [Rashford] or [Alejandro] Garnacho who can have a moment, an explosive moment. Remember Marcus’ goal against them earlier in the season.

“There are people that can do that but can we keep City out for the rest of the game? You’ll sitting there on tenterhooks, I’d be losing hair for the 90 minutes, the beard going even greyer.

“But you have hope, we’re football fans. You sit there and we have hope, man. Hope, craziness almost… borderline nuts! But you do have hope as a football fan and that’s how we live.

“But it’s going to be an absolute crazy effort and huge amount of luck and fortune, I think, for us to get anything out of this game.”

Asked for his score prediction for the FA Cup final, Ferdinand replied: “My heart says Man United on penalties and we limp to penalties, but my head says City are going to beat us.

“I can’t give a score. I just think they’ll win, I’ve got to be honest.

“They will take it out of our hands and we won’t even see the ball.”

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