Rio Ferdinand, ex-Manchester United player, believes Casemiro is a better defensive player than Thomas Partey.
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Casemiro joined United from Real Madrid this season for £70 million and has five assists and two goals.
Partey has been dictating play for Arsenal this season. And his absence in the middle of the pitch is felt greatly when he is not present.
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Ironically, the only game he missed for Arsenal was a 3-1 loss to Manchester United. The Ghanaian international has won possession 116 times, 28 more than Casemiro, and he has a higher passing accuracy and progressive pass rate.
However, Ferdinand on his YouTube channel believes Casemiro is the better player. He said as quoted by Daily Mail:
“I think the importance to their teams…you could argue both sides quite equally. But then, when you throw the stats in Casemiro wipes him away .”
“No, no no. I don’t think Partey is good enough defensively to do what Casemiro is doing. I don’t think he has the impact defensively for Man United, on the ball he’s doing more.”