FOOTBALL : Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped Brazil for World Cup glory.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped Brazil for World Cup glory.
England, under Fabio Capello and including several United players, are expected to be strong contenders in South Africa – while European champions Spain are also fancied – but Ferguson believes five-time world champions Brazil’s greater strength in depth gives them an advantage over all other nations.
Ferguson said in the Mail on Sunday: “I can’t see past Brazil, actually. They are going to be the ones in South Africa. They are going to be hard to beat. You just have to think of the players they can bring in – they are a supplier of great players.”
He added: “Last season, there were 103 Brazilians in the Champions League and only 15 Englishmen.
“More Scots played in the Champions League last season than English players. I thought the 11/10 on Brazil to beat England was the bet of the century.”