Man United legend names Frank Lampard his preferred midfielder ahead of Gerrard and Scholes

Man United legend names Frank Lampard his preferred midfielder ahead of Gerrard and Scholes

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Rio Ferdinand says he will sign Lampard ahead of Scholes and Gerrard

- The former United defender claims the Chelsea legend would guarantee 20 goals in a season

- Ferdinand added that Gerrard played mostly with average players at Liverpool despite winning the UCL in 2005

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Man United legend Rio Ferdinand has named Frank Lampard as the better midfielder than the duo of Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard.

The retired centre-back who shared the dressing room with all three stars at the national team claims he would rather have the Chelsea icon in his team rather than the remaining two.

Despite playing alongside Scholes at Old Trafford for over 10 years, the 42-year-old insisted that he will not sign him for his team.

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Ferdinand was sharing his experience with the three midfielders on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel saying:

Rio Ferdinand snubs Paul Scholes as he names Frank Lampard
Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard flanking the FA Cup title before the final between Chelsea and Man United in May 2018. Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC
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"If I'm a manager I take Frank because he's going to get me 20 (goals) a year. As a manager I want them to define matches, he's going to get me 20 and probably double-figures in assists."

But Rio revealed that Scholes was his favourite player to share the pitch from his career and added that if he was to buy a ticket to see any of the three stars play, he would choose Gerrard.

"Scholesy was a joke to play with man,' Ferdinand said. 'I played with him when he played just in front of me and he just conducted the game.
"When I first went to United when he played off Ruud van Nistelrooy and he was unplayable, I think he scored 20 odd goals that season. An unbelievable talent, all round.
"Scholesy is hard to keep out, he's probably my favourite player I played with. I used to thank him for letting me be on the same pitch as him - he used to think I was mad, for sure.
"He didn't score as much as Frank, Frank's the most potent out of all of them in terms of goals - none of them can get near Frank. Goals and assists, Frank dwarfs everybody and he was cold as ice in the box."

Looking at Gerrard's career, Ferdinand paid tribute to his heroics in the 2005 Champions League final and 2006 FA Cup final. earlier reported that Rio Ferdinand has urged Chelsea to snap up Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund to help them challenge the Premier League and Champions League titles.

Ferdinand made the suggestion after the Blues were held to a disappointing goalless draw against Leeds United on Saturday, March 13, to stumble in their top-four race.

The match saw the west Londoners miss the services of key strikers upfront, including Tammy Abraham who is out injured.

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