Rio Ferdinand sends message to Graeme Souness after the Liverpool legend criticised Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Graeme Souness to watch more Manchester United games after the Liverpool legend claimed he was still unconvinced about Martinez.

Ferdinand said: “Come on Graeme, man. He’s not watched the game. I like Graeme and I saw him in Portugal recently, what a player by the way.

“Forget all that. You’ve got to watch the games. He’s obviously not watching Martinez because if you speak to anybody who knows the game, even when he was Ajax, you ask about his attributes… he’s great with the ball, can pass, is tenacious, aggressive, can defend.

“To say he can’t pass… wow.”

Souness also called midfielder Casemiro a good but not great player, labelling him a ‘steady Eddie’ when he arrived from Real Madrid in the summer.

Ferdinand added: “Casemiro, since he’s come in the team has arguably been the most important player in the team.

“The two players he’s picked out are probably the worst players he could have picked out right now.”