Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has selected Chelsea star Ashley Cole ahead of teammate Patrice Evra in his allstar XI.

Ferdinand is said to have issues with Cole, but still rates his footballing ability highly.

He told Sky Sports: "It's a toss of a coin between Patrice Evra and Ashley Cole. Pat's a great player - he's great going forward, loves to attack and he's got a great appetite for the game.

"Ashley Cole is the same. He's a great defender one-on-one. I remember in the World Cup we played against Ariel Ortega of Argentina and he was sharp but he couldn't get a yard on Ash. He was at his toes - a little Rottweiler, he was."