Man Utd’s new cult hero Casemiro ‘wipes the floor’ with Partey, claims Ferdinand

Ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Casemiro is a better player than Arsenal’s Thomas Partey, ahead of their meeting at the weekend.

WHAT HAPPENED? Ahead of a potentially season-defining clash between Arsenal and Manchester United on Sunday, former United defender Ferdinand has weighed in on the battle that will take place in the middle of the park, giving his opinion on who is the better player out of Casemiro and Thomas Partey.

WHAT THEY SAID: Discussing the battle on his VIBE with FIVE podcast, Ferdinand gave his opinion: “He [Partey] is actually playing some passes I didn’t know he had. At Atletico Madrid did you see those passes? In the Champions League?”

Despite praising Partey for his role on the ball, Ferdinand sided with the United man: “In terms of whose more important to their team, you can argue for both sides. But when you throw the stats in, Casemiro wipes the floor with him. I don’t think Partey is good enough defensively to do what Casemiro is doing. I don’t think he has the impact to do defensively what Casemiro is doing for Man United.”