Former Red Devils defender believes that Ferdinand ‘edges out’ the Portuguese superstar as Manchester United's best ever signing.
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 superstarCristiano Ronaldo
may be many people’s choice for Manchester United’s best signing ever but
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.”
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
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 aboutBruno Fernandes
and the comparisons that have been made between him and
, 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.”