Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has opened up about his playing time with former Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard.

The Manchester United legend was asked by Gar Lineker what he enjoyed playing against the Belgian international on BTSPORT after a Champions League game.

Ferdinand replied “I didn’t, I still get nightmares.”

“I still remember, I still get nightmares. I used to just be happy that he was staying wide at that point, it’s under Mourinho, he stayed very much on the left hand side for Chelsea.

“So, he didn’t really come into my area which was a blessing really, because now we are seeing him all over the frontline. He plays left-right, goes long, comes short. He’s fantastic to watch. He’s the man that who really made Chelsea team tick.” He said.

The 31-year-old forward became one of the Premier League’s leading players after signing from Lille in 2012. He featured in the PFA Team of the Year four times and won the Players’ Player, Young Player and FWA Footballer of the Year awards in his seven-year stay in England.

Hazard joined Real Madrid from Chelsea in 2019 for a fee of €100 but has failed to make the grade, his career has been blighted by injuries.