- Rio Ferdinand has revealed his admiration for Thomas Partey
- The former England defender had wanted the Ghanaian to join Manchester United
- Partey has been key to Arsenal's success in the ongoing campaign
Former England defender, Rio Ferdinand has confessed that he wanted Ghana international Thomas Partey to join Manchester United.
The 29-year-old ended up signing for Arsenal in the summer of 2020 and has since been an important figure at the Emirates.
Partey's performances in the English Premier League has seen the Gunners sit top of the table with 12 games remaining.
According to Ferdinand, he had monitored the Black Stars midfielder during his days at Atletico Madrid and felt he would have been a perfect fit at Old Trafford.
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“I rate Partey. I mean, if you go back to some of the clips that we have had here, I have done clips here before he went to Arsenal even where I was saying Man United should sign Partey," said Ferdinand on his YouTube channel, as quoted by HITC.
Partey has been in the same sentence with Brazilian midfielder Casemiro in recent times due to his magnificent displays for the Gunners.
However, Ferdinand believes the Manchester United midfielder is ahead of the Ghanaian.
“I genuinely believe he is a top player. When you keep mentioning Casemiro and him, I just don’t think it’s fair on him. It’s not," he added.
Partey breaks silence on Casemiro comparisons
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana and Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey has welcomed the comparison between him and Manchester United star Casemiro.
The duo has been head-to-head this season in terms of the roles they play at their various clubs.
While Partey has been key to Arsenal's position at the top of the table, Casemiro helped the Red Devils to their first trophy in six years.
Yaya Toure praises Thomas Partey
Yaya Toure has grown fond of Ghanaian midfielder, Thomas Partey, insisting he is 'addicted' to watching him play for Arsenal.
Partey has been in incredible form for the Gunners this season, helping the club maintain their momentum in the English Premier League in pursuit of their first league title in 19 years.
Toure, who won three EPL titles with Manchester City, described the Ghana international's performance for Arsenal as unbelievable.