But Ferdinand may well have wished he hadn't asked, as Bale embarrassed the Londoner by reminding him of the time he powered past him in a 3-2 victory for Spurs at Old Trafford in 2012.
"What’s your favourite goal you’ve ever scored?" Ferdinand asked in the Five video.
"I remember running past you once," Bale replied to laughter from both.
Gareth Bale at Tottenham Hotspur
"I can’t believe he’s even gone there," Ferdinand responded. "All I kept saying to myself was I wish I played against him when I was 25, when I could move. You did leave me for dead that day, there weren’t many in my career that could do it.
"You were a little towards the older age. You did get me on my right foot, which was the right thing to do," Bale added sympathetically.
Bale's goal and performance helped Tottenham to a first win at Old Trafford in 23 years, but luckily for Ferdinand, the Welshman admitted that he was only pulling his leg.
The winger went on to outline his true favourite strike in his career, picking his sensational Copa Del Rey final winner in 2014 to help Real to a dramatic late win over rivals Barcelona.
Bale famously ran the length of the left wing, even getting pushed off of the pitch before using his pace to get past Marc Bartra and on the end of his own pushed ball and bringing it into the box before nutmegging goalkeeper Jose Pinto.
Of course, a player of Bale's ability has a pretty healthy list of goals to choose from, with some of his international efforts surely worth consideration, while he also netted a series of stunning long-range efforts while at White Hart Lane.
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring for Real Madrid