The 24 year old Dutch Donny van de Beek man has named his five a side team to take on the very best and it has some big and interesting calls. The former Ajax star was talking on Rio Ferdinand’s FIVE podcast
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“That’s a good question, I think I would pick Raphael [Varane]. I am a big fan of Juan [Mata] as well.
“You have to pick Bruno [Fernandes] because he scores a lot of goals and a lot of assists. I would go for Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic.”
A surprised Ferdinand replied: “This is your 5-a-side team? Your 5-a-side team to win?
“Okay, wow. That’s surprising that you didn’t pick [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Jadon] Sancho, [Edinson] Cavani, [Marcus] Rashford… You made a tactical decision, it’s fine, don’t worry!”
Van de Beek said: “I think this team would win. We have so many players, I have to make a tactical decision – the best players don’t always win, the team wins.”