Zeenews Sports Bureau
Manchester: Manchester United’s defender Rio Ferdinand is excited at the return of two Premier League legends Paul Scholes and Thierry Henry to their respective clubs and is eagerly waiting for them two line up against each other come this Sunday when United face Arsenal.
“It’s brilliant to see two great players – two of the best players – come back,” Ferdinand said.
“If I was going to name a top five list of players to have played in the Premier League, both Scholes and Henry would be in there.” Ferdinand was quoted as saying by the club’s website.
Ferdinand has also expressed hope that the decision of Scholes to come back from retirement will boost their chances of lifting a record 20th Premier League title this season.
“[Henry’s return] is great for Arsenal, of course, just as it’s great for us to have Scholes back. Hopefully he’s going to help us get over the line and win another couple of trophies.” he said.
The defender was full of praise for the midfielder saying that he was among a handful of football players who can sneak into a side seamlessly at the drop of a hat.
“Only a handful of players on the planet could do it..Iniesta, Xavi, Messi... they`re the type of players who look as though they could just play football at the drop of a hat at the top.” he said.