Rio Ferdinand names 12 players who are world-class ahead of Saka


LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on May 22, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has named 12 players he considers as world-class.

Ferdinand’s list comes after he insisted that Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is not yet at that level.

Speaking on TNT Sport, he named Manchester City quintet- Ederson, Kyle Walker, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland.

Ferdinand also picked Liverpool’s trio of Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.

Outside the Premier League, Ferdinand chose Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, Vinicius Jr and Jude Bellingham.

The 45-year-old, however, admitted Saka is similar to Bellingham, pushing towards world-class but not quite there yet.