Rio Ferdinand surprised Manchester United didn’t sign Juventus star
Federico Chiesa was one of the best players on the pitch as Juventus defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the Champions League Group H clash.
The 23-year-old always puts up an electric performance whenever he’s on the pitch
Definitely thrilled fans in the Euro 2020 Championship during the summer as Italy went on to win the Euros.
When analysing the game for BT Sport, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand hailed Chiesa’s performance
However, was surprised that Manchester United didn’t sign him despite the links the club had with him.
Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport: “He’s a huge player and he’s been linked with a few clubs in England. I’m sure they’re thinking ‘why didn’t we get him?’.
“He’s just a fantastic footballer. The intensity with which he plays with, we saw in the Euros he was the main goal threat for the Italians who went on to win the tournament.
“It’s his pace, his drive. He’s the one who is the threat, he’s potent, he wants to run in behind”
“He’s that modern day striker who can play anywhere across the front line and he’s as comfortable”
“out wide as he is through the middle. He unnerves defenders with that pace, he’s so direct.”