Rio Ferdinand Names The Two Toughest Opponents He Has Ever Faced

Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand.

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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has named the two greatest strikers he has ever come across, while speaking ahead of his return to the pitch for the EE Wembley Cup.

The English defender spent 12 seasons at Old Trafford under former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, and made 82 appearances for his National side before finally deciding to hang his boots in 2015.

Red Devils’ former No. 5 faced a plethora of strikers during his illustrious career, and as per Mirror, Ferdinand has now recalled the two greatest forwards he played against during his footballing days.

The decorated defender stated: “Ronaldo, the Brazilian one, and Messi. Both brilliant players.”

Lionel Messi shoots to score.

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The Englishman didn’t forget to mention his former team-mates, however, as he revealed the two best players he had the privilege to play with: “Probably Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo. Scholesy was just pure talent, Ronaldo was just a devastating finisher.”

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Written by Sidharth Jindal  

Sports fanatic with a passion for writing (predominantly football) and “Wants to live life to its fullest.” Writes about the Premier League on his personal blog.


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