Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has likened Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne to Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand.

Muamba, who has played with Mancienne at several England levels, said: "The guy is a very good player, and I'm very happy for him to be there.

"He plays like Rio; he's very chilled, very relaxed - but he's a very good player as well, with good pace, and a great reader of the game.

"I've no worries about him being able to handle it."