ManCity Ruben Diaz admits idolising Man Utd greats Ferdinand, Vidic

March 3, 2021

Ruben Diaz playing for ManCity

ManCity defender Ruben Dias admitted he idolised two Manchester United legends growing up.

Dias has become one of the best defenders in the Premier League after arriving at ManCity in the summer from Benfica.

His partnership with John Stones has seen the pair score more goals than they have conceded.

Now Dias has revealed he used to love watching Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic as a youngster.

He told BT Sport: “When I was a kid watching the Premier League was my dream weekend, I’ve watched many games with you [Ferdinand], Vidic, Kompany, John Terry, an infinite list.

“From there you start learning and I learnt a lot from what I hear and what I see and just by watching I started to understand the league and the way you play.

“The thing that makes the big difference is how competitive it is.

“Here you get the challenge every game and I think that’s what makes the league different and if you’re successful it’s because you can solve it many times.”