Rio Ferdinand hails Miralem Pjanic.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was impressed with Miralem Pjanic's contribution against Manchester City.
The Bosnian shone in Roma's Champions League draw at the Etihad, and Ferdinand says he can't believe he was not signed up by Premier League sides over the summer.
Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea have been linked with him previously.
Pjanic is a top player....can't believe none of our big sides went for him strong....was very good for Bosnia at the WC too.— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 30, 2014
There is one reason Pjanic did not make a move anywhere, and that is because Roma managed to tie him down to a new contract in April.
The midfielder said at the time, reported SkySports: I have never thought about leaving Roma.
"There have been offers from other clubs, but I prefer not saying who. I've always thought my future was here.
"Rudi Garcia [Roma coach] counts on me a lot. I think I have made the right choice."
|Position||Team||Match||Ball Recovery||Won Tackle||Passing Accuracy||Mins Played|
|Miralem Pjanic||MF||Roma||Man City vs Roma||4||1||89%||90|