Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand names Sergio Aguero as the best No.9 he’s played against

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United icon Rio Ferdinand has named Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero as the best striker he has ever played against.

Ferdinand joined Man United from Leeds United in 2002 before leaving Old Trafford in 2014. He established a fearsome partnership with Nemanja Vidic at the club in one of it’s most successful ever periods.

The Englishman admitted former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was also a tough opponent but insisted that Aguero’s ability to finish with either foot edges him ahead of the Uruguayan.

“For me now, at the moment, when he’s fit, Augero’s the best No.9 in terms of playing against, he’s a nightmare,” Ferdinand said.

“Because he’s small, stocky, strong, quick as well and will go both ways. He’ll go left and shoot with his left, or go right and shoot.

“Normally, like [Luis] Suarez, I’ll push him on his left all day long and say ‘go on’, because I know he’s going to cut back on his right.

“But with someone like Aguero, he’ll take that left and push it, and it’s hard to get back a yard, especially against someone so quick in the box, and he bangs it with both feet, so for me he was the hardest to play against for a long time.”

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United could certainly do with a striker of Aguero’s calibre right now as they continue to struggle in front of goal.

The Argentinian is a world-class player and it has been difficult to stomach watching him score so often for City. If they manage to keep Aguero fit, they will have a real shot at winning the Premier League title this season.

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