Rio Ferdinand names his ideal defensive partner

Rio Ferdinand names his ideal defensive partner

Manchester United Legend, Rio Ferdinand has named Real Madrid’s Antonio Rudiger as his ideal centre-back partner.

Rudiger shone during the 2023-24 season for Real Madrid, overcoming significant challenges.

His efforts were instrumental in Real Madrid securing 21 clean sheets and maintaining the best defensive record in the La Liga, conceding only 26 goals in 38 games.

When asked to pick his perfect centre-back in a recent interview, Rio Ferdinand picked Rudiger.

He said (via Madrid Xtra):

“Who do I think would be my perfect CB partner? Rüdiger. It rhymes as well. Rio & Rüdiger.”

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