Date printed: Saturday 31st October 2020 3:44
Phil Thompson has disregarded Rio Ferdinand’s scathing complaint of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, announcing the previous Manchester United defender has had a couple of punditry ‘shockers’.
Ferdinand laid into Upemecano – related with Manchester United and Liverpool – for his efficiency in United’s 5-Zero win in midweek, sayingof hat-trick scorer Marcus Rashford: “He used to be head and shoulders above Leipzig. He made some defenders, who we have been raving about sooner than the sport, seem like schoolboys. I assumed Upamecano had a nightmare nowadays.”
However Thompson says he can’t be judged on one sport by myself, telling Paddy Energy: “I’ve observed he’s been related with Liverpool in addition to Guy Utd now, and naturally, after their outcome, you’d be questioning whether or not it’s the precise name.
“Despite the fact that on announcing that, it’s essential say the similar factor about Virgil van Dijk for those who had handiest ever observed him play in that sport towards Aston Villa.
“You will have your off days – everybody does. RB Leipzig have had an incredible begin to their season, they didn’t seem like that during the second one part at Outdated Trafford, United have been in all places them.
“Upamecano used to be everywhere, however so used to be all the staff. However don’t be fooled. He’s an excellent defender and there’ll be numerous folks having a look at him as a result of he’s making numerous waves.
“There’s no longer numerous high quality centre-backs to be had in Europe in this day and age, and I do know Rio Ferdinand wasn’t satisfied along with his efficiency… However I believe I be mindful Rio having one or two unhealthy video games himself!
“One or two shockers, it occurs to everyone. He’s had a few shockers as a pundit, too, we’ve all observed the ‘give it to Ole!’ rant 1,000,000 occasions.”