The pair played together at Old Trafford from between 2003 and 2009 and the ex-defender was full of praise of the Portuguese star ahead of the World Cup Group B clash between Portugal and Spain.
MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE FISHT STADIUM: He did that thing. Who knows why he does it? Pulled his shorts up to expose those thighs. Maybe he thinks it intimidates. But who? It’s David de Gea in goal.
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The Real Madrid superstar struck three times, including a late free-kick, to earn his country a point
The Real Madrid superstar dazzled with his 51st treble after Diego Costa's earlier brace in Sochi
Liverpool is a club where fans celebrate great teams but idolise individual heroes. They crown kings, praise Gods and turn local boys into global icons. On Friday, two recent heirs to the Anfield throne collide.