The French champions enter the decisive race 2-1 on aggregate after losing in Paris a week ago and need a famous comeback if they are to advance to the final later this month.
However, they might have a secret weapon after Ferguson, who chaired one of the competition’s most famous comebacks in 1999, visited the hotel on match morning.
Photographers photographed the Scot arriving at the PSG team hotel on Tuesday as the team relaxed ahead of their game at the Etihad.
While there has been no official confirmation of the reason for Ferguson’s visit, MEN Sport understands that the hotel currently only hosts the PSG team, with no other guests currently staying there due to the coronavirus restrictions.
Ferguson has always spoken highly of current PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino and after his retirement in 2013 the couple formed a close friendship and continued to share a bottle of red wine at a restaurant in Mayfair.
Pochettino later described the lunch as a “dream come true” and called Ferguson a “very special person”.
The former Tottenham manager even paid for the meal after the Scotsman challenged him to name Argentina’s scorers in the 1930 World Cup final victory over Uruguay. What he duly did.
City lead PSG 2-1 in the first leg after goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez in the second half canceled a Marquinhos opener.
The second leg will start at 8 p.m. BST, with the winners set to face either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the final on Saturday, May 29.