The 74 year scot thinks that pep’s men have a big job in front of them to qualify for the next round in the champions league football, and he thinks they missed a golden opportunity to beat Barcelona in their home soil.

According to the scot the new manager the special one of Red Devils can match up with the Spaniard and he can emulous with him but he thinks that this year Manchester City are will go for the glory.

In this Wednesday the Red Devils beat their Arch rivals Manchester City in the EFL cup by 1-0,but in the premier league they are behind them by six points, and in the premier league last month in the derby the Sky Blues beaten them in their home ground at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester united boss: "as favourites from five potential candidates" in the title race, believes Guardiola cannot be questioned despite his side's six-match winless run.

"Guardiola's skills are beyond debate, [Antonio] Conte is getting Chelsea on track, but Mourinho can also rival Guardiola," Ferguson.

"He has won the Champions League with two different clubs and titles in three different countries.

"The rivalry and the experience of Guardiola and Mourinho make for an exciting competition."

The 74 year old scot was a huge admirer of the Spaniard, though he thinks that his crew performed sickly against the Catalans in the champions league, where they faced the defeat and he thinks the Spaniard missed the opportunity to beat his former side.

The 74 year old: "I was a bit disappointed with Manchester City because Barcelona were not overwhelming in their 4-0 win.

"Sure, whenever Lionel Messi sees a chance he converts it, but the overall system of play wasn't outstanding. City missed a good opportunity there.

"Because Monchengladbach, even without several starters, put in a convincing performance at Celtic and got a victory they really deserved.

"City still have a big job to reach the knockout stages."