Premier League legend, Alan Shearer, has been left impressed by ​Manchester City's win over Schalke and has gone on to brand them the favourites to win the Champions League this season. 

Pep Guardiola's men recorded an emphatic 10-2 aggregate win over the German side to book their place in the Champions League quarter-final. 

In the first leg, the Premier League holders came from 2-1 down to claim an impressive 3-2 win at Schalke. In the return leg, at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City dominated the Bundesliga outfit, registering an outrageous 7-0 win. 

Carabao Cup winners this season, Manchester City, have been mighty impressive in the 2018/19 campaign up till now and are alive in three other competitions.

Alan Shearer, who probably knows a thing or two about winning major silverware, has backed City to do something special in Europe this term. 

"Manchester City blew away Schalke on Tuesday. When you look at the first leg, everything went against them as they were down to ten men and were trailing 2-1," Shearer told Coral, as reported by ​Sports Lens

He continued "They managed to turn that around and then to score seven was just incredible. To score seven in any game is impressive but to do it in the Champions League is extra special and that’s why they are the favourites."

Manchester City are next in action away to Swansea City in the FA Cup on Saturday evening.