Ferdinand has not particularly enjoyed the increased attention on the club in the build-up to the match - which was only increased yesterday by the current media storm surrounding midfield veteran Ryan Giggs.
"You want to get the build-up out of the way," Ferdinand said.
"At least we are sharing the load. I can only imagine what it is like for a boxer who has to do it by himself for two or three months."
And the perception that Barcelona are favourites for the game has also not gone down well with the 32-year-old.
"Every week something is being said, either by other teams or the media," Ferdinand continued. "But I don't mind Barcelona getting all the credit now.
"I would prefer to be taking the plaudits on Saturday evening."