Owen Hargreaves believes that Manchester City are the favourites to win the Champions League this season ahead of holders Bayern Munich and last season’s finalists Paris Saint Germain (PSG). Owen Hargreaves played for both Manchester City and Bayern Munich during his football career and he has pitched his tent with the Citizens for the destination of the Champions League this season. Owen Hargreaves talked up Manchester City as Champions League favourites while he was on BT Sports as a football pundit. The ex-Manchester United midfielder was impressed with how Manchester City dismissed Borussia Moenchengladbach in the first leg of their last 16 tie. Manchester City beat hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 with goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus thereby making it 19 wins in a row in all competitions. The recent victory run makes Manchester City the form team in club football in the world. Manchester City have since made it 20 wins after the league win at home to West Ham United. John Stones and Ruben Dias were on target as Manchester City beat the Hammers 2-1, with Michail Antonio netting the lone goal for West Ham United. With the win over the Hammers, Manchester City now have 12 more points than any other team in the league.
Ex-England national team player Owen Hargreaves is adamant that only Manchester City can stop themselves in the Champions League this season. Under current manager Pep Guardiola, Manchester City have not gone beyond the quarterfinals in the Champions League and they have only reached the semi-finals once in their history. In the second leg of their last 16 tie with Borussia Moenchengladbach, the Germans will have to score at least two goals without conceding to force extra time. Barring any miracle from the game scheduled for later this month, Manchester City would be in the quarterfinals.