Rio Ferdinand: Patrice Evra was a better defender than Robertson

Rio Ferdinand: Patrice Evra was a better defender than Robertson

Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand believes that Frenchman Patrice Evra was a better defender than Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson.

Robertson has been one of the best left-backs in the Premier League for the past two seasons but according to Ferdinand in a Q&A session with his fans, Evra was quicker and stronger and scored a couple of goals during his playing days.

"I've got to go with Evra, Evra is a better player. He's quicker, stronger. In between the boxes, Evra is better as well, can play and move, gets in behind people.

"He didn't have as many assists as someone like Robertson, but he scored more. He was a better one versus one defender, but Robertson is top drawer, don't get me wrong," Ferdinand said.

Robertson has been part of a dominating Liverpool side who are 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League log something that has brought on comparisons with some of the best sides in the English game.

With only nine games remaining, Liverpool’s first a first top-flight title in 30 years was inevitable before the coronavirus outbreak that halted football for some time.

Ferdinand and Evra played together at Old Trafford for eight-and-a-half years, winning five Premier League titles and one Champions League.