The first legs of the quarter-finals have now been played with Liverpool, Tottenham, Barcelona and Juventus all taking advantages into the second legs.
United were beaten 1-0 by Barcelona at Old Trafford, but Ferdinand believes after a good showing, his former club can dump the Spanish giants out of the competition.
He told BT Sport: Liverpool will go through. Spurs will go through after last night. Juventus will go through.
And my heart says Man United will go through. My head? Depends which (Lionel) Messi turns up.
Tottenhams 1-0 victory over Manchester City gives them the advantage heading into the second leg at the Etihad next week, while Juventus grabbed an away goal against Ajax in a 1-1 draw in their game on Wednesday night.
Cristiano Ronaldo put Juventus in front with his 125th Champions League, but David Neres pegged the Italians back with a superb finish early in the second half.
"…And my heart says Man United will go through!"
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 10, 2019