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“The best in the business”: Lineker, Hoddle and Ferdinand hail Juve defender Alves

Date Posted,May 3, 2017

Rio Ferdinand has hailed Juventus star Dani Alves the best right back in the business after his man of the match performance against Monaco.

The former Barcelona defender put in an incredible display at Stade Louis II, setting up Gonzalo Higuain to break the deadlock with a back-heel.

He was instrumental in his side recording a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final with the Ligue 1 giants.

And both Gary Lineker and Glenn Hoddle were in full agreement with Ferdinand, with the former asking: “Why did Barcelona let Alves go?”

Rio Ferdinand hailed the Juventus star the best right back in the business (Photo: AFP)
Alves broke the deadlock in the semi-final with a back-heel (Photo: REUTERS)

Speaking on BT Sport after the game, Ferdinand said: “He’s still the best in the business bar none.

“He is the best with the ball, he defends when he needs to, you saw against Barcelona, he had Neymar in his pocket.

“He does every part of the game that you want from a right-back in modern day football.”

Dani Alves in action
Ferdinand said Alves had Neymar in his pocket in Juventus’ win over Barcelona (Photo: Getty Images)
Radamel Falcao fights for the ball against Dani Alves
Glenn Hoddle suggested Alves could do a job for Man City (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Hoddle added: “You wonder whether Man City are looking at him.

“I don’t know about his age, but if they’re looking for a right-back why don’t they go and get him? He’s fantastic.”

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