Rio Ferdinand has hit back at Jamie Carragher’s claim that the current Liverpool defender was ‘far better’ than his former Manchester United teammate.
Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic are one of the league’s greatest-ever partnerships after dominating English football for years under Sir Alex Ferguson.
So when Carragher claimed that Van Dijk was better and that Vidic struggled against Fernando Torres, he was keen to respond.
‘I see Jamie Carragher tweeted something about Van Dijk being better than Vidic.’ he said on his Youtube channel Vibe with Five.
‘I think Torres scored three goals in 15 games against Vidic. It’s a bit of a myth, he had a couple of dodgy moments in those games and got sent off a couple of times and that’s been amplified into saying he got tortured every time he played against Torres which wasn’t the case.
‘[Marcus] Rashford’s got six goals in 13 games against Liverpool, does that mean he’s tortured Van Dijk?’
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) April 10, 2023