Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has made a bold prediction on the upcoming match between Real Madrid and Manchester City.
The two teams are set to face each other in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. The winner of the semis will face the winner from AC Milan & Inter pair in the final of the European top tier.
Ahead of the game, Rooney has shared his honest verdict, backing Pep Guardiola's City not only to win but also "blow" the opponents away from the tournament. Ex-Premier League star considers the Citizens to be at a superior level at the moment.
"Manchester City will not just beat Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final — they’ll blow them away," Rooney wrote in his column for The Times, via Sportskeeda.
"Of course, I may be wrong. There is no side better at disproving arguments against them than Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid in the Champions League. But I just think City are so good that they’re on another level," he added.