Jamie Carragher raves about Manchester United-linked Sergio Ramos

Manchester United-linked Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is rated highly by Liverpool great Jamie Carragher.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has been singing the praises of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos on talkSPORT.

The Spain international is on the radar of Premier League giants Manchester United, according to BBC Sport.

Ramos is one of the best centre-backs in the world, but he has a less than impressive disciplinary record, having been sent off 19 times in La Liga in his career.

However, former Liverpool defender Carragher believes that the 29-year-old is a “top class” centre-back.

"I’m not bothered about whether United sign him or not, or whether he’d be a good signing or not, but if he is not rated as one of the world’s best players, who is?” the 37-year-old told talkSPORT.

“If his trophy record doesn’t give him a bit of credit, what chance have I, or any of the centre-backs in the Premier League, got?”

“If a team like Real Madrid could find a better defender, they would, but they don’t,” added Carragher. “Ramos plays every week, they win everything and people still chip away at him and criticise him.

“Top class centre-backs are a dying breed now, there’s very few now compare to years ago. If United don’t get Ramos, or don’t want to sign him, who else would they get?”

World-class defender

Ramos is one of the best centre-backs in the world. In fact, the Spaniard might even be the best defender on the planet.

The former Sevilla star has been a mainstay in the Madrid team for years, and is one of the best and most influential players in Los Blancos’ current squad.

Admiration for the Spain international increases when one considers that he actually started out as a right-back and was one of the best in that position.

Now Ramos is a world-class centre-back, and he can also play in defensive midfield. The fact that he features regularly for Madrid is evidence enough of his class and calibre.

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