Both players are likely to be on the bench for today's clash with Liverpool.
"They are both naturally talented footballers," said Ferdinand. "You don't really get players who can beat opponents in the middle of the park these days.
"That is a good asset to have and is something Anderson has above anyone else. He can go past players and commit people.
"Nani is the same. He is one of the most talented players I have played with.
"He is always a threat. He is quick, sharp and shoots off both feet.
"He can cross the ball too so overall, he has everything."