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O’Shea: Ferdinand is Man Utd’s best signing not Ronaldo

Sat 16 January 2021 | 20:16

Former Red Devils defender believes that Ferdinand ‘edges out’ the Portuguese superstar as Manchester United's best ever signing.

Manchester United

have enjoyed plenty of high-quality signing over the years who have improved their performances and shaped the club’s history. Players like Eric Cantona, Peter Schmeichel, Wayne Rooney, and Roy Kean have provided the Red Devils with the quality that has made them into one of the greatest clubs in the history of European football. Portuguese superstar

Cristiano Ronaldo

may be many people’s choice for Manchester United’s best signing ever but

John O’Shea

believes that Rio Ferdinand has had a greater influence on Sir Alex Ferguson’s team as a player. 

“I’d have to edge it to Rio.”

 He told 

Stadium Astro. “In my time, in terms of how consistent he performed. He provided such a solid foundation for the team. He was a great lad as well.

“When he joined he really settled in well, he knew a lot of the players from England. He fitted in well at the time and proved to be a very good signing. People mentioned the price tag a lot but he provided very good value.”

When pressed for his choice to name

Ferdinand

above Ronaldo, O’Shea added:

“Yeah, it’s close.

“You are talking about two amazing players but just at the time, what was needed and the impact he made overall at the club, for me Rio just edges it.”

Asked about

Bruno Fernandes

and the comparisons that have been made between him and

Paul Scholes

, O’Shea responded:

“For me he still has a long way to go to be better than Paul. To be mentioned in that level already goes to show the impact that Bruno Fernandes has had. 

He’s been incredible.”


source: SportMob