Red Devils just delighted veteran defender is shining for them.
Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs believes that England manager Roy Hodgson is making a big mistake by not selecting defender Rio Ferdinand.
The experienced centre back, who has not been called up once to the national team since the new head coach took over from Fabio Capello last year, turned in a faultless display for the Red Devils in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
And yet it has been two years since the 34-year-old last appeared for his country, although veteran United midfield player Giggs is not worried at all by the player’s continued snub, saying that England’s loss is the Red Devils’ gain.
“We’re just happy that he’s playing so well for United,” Giggs told the Daily Star.
“England’s loss is our gain. The rest of the stuff we’re not too bothered about as long as he keeps putting in performances like that.
“He has been playing like that all season. His experience, leadership skills and organisation were needed with two young players around him, Jonny (Evans) and Rafa (Da Silva).
“He’s just a top player. He has proved that again and again and he’s proved that in Madrid. He’s an intelligent person and an intelligent player.”