Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has said that he would still pick Nemanja Vidic over Virgil van Dijk to play alongside, but heaped praise on the Liverpool star.
The United legend spent nine seasons playing alongside Vidic at Old Trafford, winning five Premier League trophies during that time and forming arguably the greatest centre-back partnership in Premier League history.
As reported by the Metro, Ferdinand was asked to choose between the two centre halves during a Q&A session on his Instagram Live, and there was only ever going to be one winner. "
Despite winning significantly fewer trophies than Ferdinand and Vidic, former Southampton defender Van Dijk is already considered by many to be one of the greatest centre-halves in Premier League history.
The Dutchman has been magnificent since joining Liverpool in 2018. He was instrumental in the club's Champions League victory last season, and has played every game of their current Premier League campaign as the Reds close in on their first league title for 30 years.
Source : 90min