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Man United legend Rio Ferdinand names the best player in the Premier League right now

Man United legend Rio Ferdinand names the best player in the Premier League right now

Former Manchester United and England star Rio Ferdinand has recently given his opinion on who he thinks is the best player in the Premier League.

Rio Ferdinand names the best current Premier League player

The Premier League is of course a league packed full of talent with some top sides that have slowly begun to dominate the European football stage.

And, with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United over the summer, that star power has been added to even more.

But, though Ferdinand is a Man United fan and previously played alongside Ronaldo, the former defender has not named the Portuguese as the best player in the Premier League.

Instead, Ferdinand opted to give that title to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah:

“He’s the best player in the Premier League right now. It’s burning my chest talking like this about a Liverpool player

“[His goal} was like being on FIFA, that chop, I’ve done that many times on Fifa where you pretend to whip it top corner and then you chop it back. Playground skills.

“Salah is scoring goals that is helping Liverpool win Premier League and Champions League titles.”

Mo Salah continues to shine at Liverpool

And it is very easy to see why Ferdinand opted to pick Salah as the Premier League’s best player currently.

The Egyptian has netted six and assisted three in seven league ties so far this term.

And, since he signed for Liverpool, no player has come close to matching Salah’s goal tally in the division:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 15 23 35
2 Liverpool FC 15 32 34
3 Chelsea FC 15 26 33
4 West Ham United 15 9 27
5 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
6 Manchester United 15 1 24
7 Arsenal FC 15 -4 23
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 -1 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 15 -2 20
10 Aston Villa 15 -3 19
11 Leicester City 15 -4 19
12 Everton FC 15 -6 18
13 Brentford FC 15 -2 17
14 Crystal Palace 15 -2 16
15 Leeds United 15 -7 16
16 Southampton FC 15 -7 16
17 Watford FC 15 -9 13
18 Burnley FC 14 -7 10
19 Newcastle United 15 -13 10
20 Norwich City 15 -23 10

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5