Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has likened Antonio Valencia to Paul Scholes.

Valencia proved the matchwinner at CSKA Moscow last night and Ferdinand told MUTV: "I think Antonio Valencia is in the Paul Scholes mould, in the way that he approaches the game.

"He's a very humble lad. He comes in and does his work and then goes home. He's most comfortable out on the football pitch. He's been very impressive so far and I'm sure he'll keep improving.

"He's scoring goals now as well, which is great."