Former United player Kleberson is adamant that comparisons being made about the Lindelof-Maguire defensive partnership and the Ferdinand-Vidic are wide off the mark.
The Brazilian has brushed off the comparisons saying the current United centre-back pairing have a long way to reach the level of Ferdinand and Vidic.
He was quoted by MEN saying:
“If you look back, Ferdinand was unbelievable. And I don’t think anyone could be close to his level of performance. His style was totally different to the current United defenders. His commitment to regain the ball was smart, he covered space well against players like [Didier] Drogba.
“I don’t see Maguire or [Victor] Lindelof being able to do the same. They’re far, far away from Ferdinand. Rio is one of the best I’ve played with.
“I always knew one-on-one he was going to win the ball, so I could prepare to receive the ball from him and attack. I was 100 per cent sure he would win the ball.”