Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has issued high praise for Manchester United teammate Michael Carrick. The former Tottenham midfielder has been in scintillating form this season, and has been a large reason why the Red Devils are sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League table.
Carrick was at his very best once again against Chelsea in last weekend’s FA Cup quarterfinal clash, as one of the season’s best assists found the head of United striker Javier Hernandez. The ball from Carrick immediately drew immense praise from pundits around the country, and Rio Ferdinand was quick to point out the genius of his club and international teammate.
“Michael is the most under-rated and under-valued player in the league,” Ferdinand told Sky Sports following the match.
“No-one else could play a pass like he did for Javier’s goal. It has to be the ball of the season. But I am sure no-one will talk about it.
“It will be swept under the carpet and all the talk will be about other players who maybe do a little bit more explosive things than Michael does.”
Ferdinand has also been in sensational form himself, having attracted praise from pundits and fans alike for once again keeping a striker at bay. Chelsea striker Demba Ba had zero success against Ferdinand, and despite seeing his side’s 2-0 lead evaporate in the 2-2 draw there are large crowds calling for Rio’s return to Roy Hodgson’s England squad. If you’re bonus betting online you’re sure to expect an England call-up for the forgotten defender, and almost certain to wager for Manchester United to regain their Premier League crown with ten matches to go in the Premier League season.