Bayern Munich or Leverkusen? Sir Alex Ferguson Backs Xabi Alonso for Bundesliga

Bayern Munich or Leverkusen? Sir Alex Ferguson Backs Xabi Alonso for Bundesliga

Fred Kennedy
updated at March 20, 2024 at 9:56 AM
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  • Sir Alex Ferguson has shared his opinion on the enthralling Bundesliga title race
  • Leverkusen look set to secure the crown for the first time in the club's history
  • The Xabi Alonso-tutored side have a 10-point advantage at the top of the table

Legendary Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, has named the club he does not want to win the league title.

Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City are currently embroiled in a hot race for the Premier League title, with only a point separating the two teams at the top.

While Manchester United stand no chance of challenging for the domestic crown, Ferguson has seemingly trained his eyes on the Bundesliga title race.

Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates victory and winning the Premier League title at Old Trafford in 2013. Photo by Alex Livesey.
Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates victory and winning the Premier League title at Old Trafford in 2013. Photo by Alex Livesey.
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According to Metro UK, the German top flight could see a surprise club win the title, with Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen currently in control.

Leverkusen, who have enjoyed a fine run of form this season, have a 10-point advantage over serial winners Bayern Munich.

Who does Fergie want to win the Bundesliga?

Ferguson, who won the Premier League a record 13 times, has now disclosed who he is supporting in the Bundesliga title race.

Speaking to the Eintracht Frankfurt website, the Scotsman said he is fully behind Leverkusen and would love to see Alonso's men win the title ahead of Bayern.

"I always hope to see the underdog win," he said.
"Bayern fans may not agree with that, but like all the neutral fans in Germany, I really hope to see someone else win the league again," he added.

Leverkusen have never tasted Bundesliga glory in their history, finishing as runners-up on five occasions without winning the trophy.

On their part, Bayern have been crowned champions a record 32 times, making them the most successful club in Germany.

Harry Kane breaks Bundesliga record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Harry Kane breaking a 60-year record when Bayern Munich won 5-2 at Darmstadt on Saturday.

The England international has enjoyed an impressive run of form since he joined the Bundesliga giants from Tottenham Hotspur last summer.

Kane has already scored an eyewatering 31 goals in 26 league games.

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