Rio Ferdinand greets ‘phenomenal’ Manchester City defenders in squad for Team of the Year

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has praised Manchester City trio of Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo.

Ferdinand, who was tasked with choosing his own rosters for EA Sports Team of the Year, spoke of his admiration for the three City stars bidding to retain the Premier League title again this season.

The Blues are currently 10 points ahead of the league table and are also still competing in both the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, looking for memories of last year’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.

“Right back, Kyle Walker,” Ferdinand confirmed. “In the European Championship it was one of the most dominant performances, especially man-to-man etc.”

Covering the ground, physically dominating any opponent. In the stadium I was lucky enough to be there a couple of times and you could see players noticing that they were against him and turning away.”

The six-time Premier League winner continued: ,,My other fullback will be Cancelo. The production this man delivers is phenomenal. I think he was involved in 16 goals in 2021, for a fullback that is phenomenal.” ‘

And to complement the City trio, Ferdinand also selected Portuguese stalwart Ruben Dias, who he believes is one of the best defenders currently playing for England’s top tier.

“Finally his (Antonio Rudiger) would be partner in crime Ruben Dias, I’m going for a Premier League back four there, to be honest I don’t think anyone else could have matched him in the CB position.”

Watch the full video with Rio Ferdinand here to watch the debate in full as Rio, Joel and Ste make their final rosters for the EA SPORTS FIFA 22 TOTY. EA SPORTS FIFA 22 is now available worldwide.

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