Despite Thomas Partey’s stellar season, Rio Ferdinand thinks the Manchester United enforcer cannot be compared to the Arsenal midfielder.
Ferdinand has claimed Casemiro ‘wipes him [Partey] away’ with his impact on the game, citing statistics as the basis for his argument ahead of United’s crucial trip to the Emirates to face the Gunners on Sunday.
‘I think the importance to their teams…you could argue both sides quite equally. But then, when you through the stats in Casemiro wipes him away,’ he said on his Vibe with Five Podcast.
The former Manchester United defender doesn’t believe Partey could do a comparable job in the middle of Erik ten Hag’s team.
‘No, no no. I don’t think Partey is good enough defensively to do what Casemiro is doing,’ he said.
‘I don’t think he has the impact defensively for Man United, on the ball he’s doing more.’