Manchester City center-back Ruben Dias, who has been a sensation in blues defense this season, has said he used to watch Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic when he was a kid.
The 23-year-old was signed fromBenfica
last summer and has looked assured in central defense, but it appears that he may have learned some of his skills from legends of rivals United.
While talking to
, Dias admitted he was also an admirer of former City captain
"When I was a kid watching the Premier League was my dream weekend, I've watched many games with you, Vidic, Kompany, John Terry, an infinite list,"
the 23-year-old said before City's 4-1 win against Wolves
on Tuesday night
"From there you start learning and I learned a lot from what I hear and what I see and just by watching I started to understand the league and the way you play.
"The thing that makes the big difference is how competitive it is. Here you get the challenge every game and I think that's what makes the league different and if you're successful it's because you can solve it many times."