Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Casemiro is a greater participant than Arsenal’s Thomas Partey forward of this weekend’s conflict.
- Ferdinand enters the dialogue
- Casemiro signed for Man Utd in the summertime
- Has been essential to their improved type
WHAT HAPPENED? Forward of Sunday’s probably season-defining conflict between Arsenal and Manchester United, former United defender Ferdinand has weighed in on the battle in the midst of the park, giving his opinion on who’s the higher participant than Casemiro and Thomas Partey.
WHAT THEY SAID: Discussing the battle on his VIBE with FIVE podcast, Ferdinand provided his opinion: “He [Partey] truly performs feeds that I did not learn about. Did you see these passes at Atletico Madrid? Within the Champions League?”
Regardless of praising Partey for his position on the ball, Ferdinand sided with the United man: “When it comes to who’s extra necessary to their group, you’ll be able to argue either side. However should you throw within the stats, Casemiro wipes the ground with him. I do not suppose Partey is sweet sufficient defensively to do what Casemiro does. I do not suppose he has the influence defensively that Casemiro does for Man United.”
BIGGER PICTURE: Each gamers have been setting the tempo in the midst of the park for his or her group within the Premier League. Arsenal go high of the desk after 18 video games and hope to have severe title credentials, however United have dusted off a shaky begin and head to the Emirates filled with confidence after beating the Gunners within the reverse fixture. Casemiro has been key to this rise in type and endeared himself to United followers within the course of.
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WHAT’S NEXT FOR CASEMIRO? The Brazilian’s efficiency might be key to United’s fortunes in north London on January 22 and a attainable title cost if he lights it up after the sport. However he is only one reserving away from being suspended and must journey to Crystal Palace within the meantime.