PIERS MORGAN referred to as out Rio Ferdinand after the Manchester United icon claimed Casemiro “wipes the ground” with Arsenal man Thomas Partey.
The 2 holding midfielders have been very good for his or her respective groups this season.
Partey, 29, and Casemiro, 30, are making ready to do battle on Sunday as United and Arsenal lock horns in a mouthwatering conflict on the Emirates.
There was debate as to who out of the midfield duo is the extra vital participant to their workforce.
Each gamers have been very good of their position of breaking apart play and profitable possession to assist launch assaults.
However Ferdinand, 44, reckons there is just one winner compared to one another.
He initially mentioned on his Vibe with 5 podcast: “By way of who’s extra vital to their workforce, you may argue for either side.
“However if you throw the stats in, Casemiro wipes the ground with him.
“I don’t assume Partey is sweet sufficient defensively to do what Casemiro is doing. I don’t assume he has the impression to do defensively what Casemiro is doing for Man United.”
Nonetheless, Arsenal fan Morgan has caught up for his man Partey.
HOW TO GET FREE BETS ON FOOTBALL
He wrote on Twitter: “Hello @rioferdy5 in case you genuinely assume Partey isn’t pretty much as good as Casemiro then you definately’re in for a nasty shock on Sunday when he bullies your man into submission and I get this trending once more… #Tears4Rio”
And the stats seem to again up Morgan.
When it comes all the way down to the numbers Partey and Casemiro are in truth very closely-matched, proving the talk shouldn’t be as one-sided a contest as Ferdinand suggests.
Partey even has BETTER stats than Casemiro in a lot of defensive areas.
Each gamers have made 15 appearances within the Premier League this season.
Partey has the upper possession received quantity out of the pair, doing so eight instances per 90 minutes on common, with Casemiro down at 7.4 instances per 90.
He’s additionally dribbled previous by opponents simply 0.8 instances per 90 minutes, in comparison with Casemiro’s 1.3.
On prime of that, Partey has a larger duel success, and concedes fewer fouls than his United counterpart.
Nonetheless, Casemiro averages extra tackles per 90 minutes at 3.9 – in comparison with 2.3 for Partey.
The United man additionally averages 1.5 interceptions per recreation, barely increased than Partey’s 1.2.
Casemiro joined the Purple Devils in the summertime from Actual Madrid for £70million, whereas Partey arrived on the Emirates in 2020 from Atletico Madrid in a £45m deal.
Partey is on target to have the final snort with the Gunners eight factors clear on the prime of the Prem, however Casemiro could have one thing to say about that after they meet once more on Sunday.