Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes Man City will win their European two-year ban against UEFA in their appeal.
Apart from the ban, City was fined €30 million ($48.5 million) after an investigation into accounts submitted by the club between 2012 and 2016.
"If owners sign up to contracts or allow contracts to be signed under their ownership, they should have money in place to fulfill those contracts and I think Man City's owners have got that.
"I think City will beat UEFA. UEFA, I have no faith in them whatsoever. I think essentially they are a hopeless organization who will just apply what would be erratic disciplinary sanctions for different things and I think City will beat them in the courts," Neville said in one of his analyses at Sky Sports.
Neville’s sentiments were echoed by former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher who said: "I can't believe they are in the competition now. What would happen if City wins this competition this season?
"UEFA will be desperate for Man City to get beat by Real Madrid, absolutely desperate. Can you imagine people from UEFA having to give the cup in Istanbul to a Man City player.”
The Premier League champions have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against their punishment for "serious breaches" of Financial Fair Play rules.
Pep Guardiola's side faces Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 tie in the tournament later this month.
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