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Ferdinand: One Utd Player That Can Hurt City

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, believes there is only one Red Devils player capable of hurting Manchester City this afternoon. 

Read: Martial Has Better Man Utd Start Than Ronaldo

The two Manchester outfits will lock horns at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, with the winner likely to secure top spot in the English Premier League.

However, the former United defender believes French forward, Anthony Martial, is only player capable of causing City problems.

"If Chelsea had Arjen Robben, Damien Duff and Didier Drogba all playing you knew you had to be on it," Ferdinand told BreatheSport.

“But with this Manchester United team I don’t know if there are any ­players – apart from Martial – whose name you look at on the teamsheet and say ‘he can hurt us if we give him too much time’.

"Pace in the modern day game is a Godsend. Even I didn’t want to play against pace, and when I was in my prime I was quick.

“I’d always want to know where my opponent was so I could put my hands on him and move him about.

“I didn’t want someone like an Andy Cole who wants to run in behind you all day and make your life a misery. Martial is like that.

“But he’s not going to do it on his own. He will need other players but his pace is a great asset to have.”

Read: Ferdinand: CR7 Won't Waste Time With Man Utd Return

Who will come out on top at Old Trafford this afternoon? Let us know in the comment section below.


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