Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has questioned the selection policy of England coach Roy Hodgson.

Hodgson left Ferdinand out of his Euros squad and the veteran reckons Juventus ace Andrea Pirlo would also have been ignored if he was English.

"Ferdinand was impressed by the performance of Pirlo, but added: 'If Pirlo was English would he have made the squad let alone been on the pitch?

"I don't know as his qualities may have been overlooked... not by just the current manager but maybe those before him too," he told The Sun.