Man Utd's Ferdinand: Robinho can inspire English kids

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester City whiz Robinho can inspire English kids around the nation.

“Robinho is the type of player I’d have admired growing up as a kid," said Ferdinand ahead of tomorrow's big derby.

“He’s a fantastic footballer who plays to entertain. He’s someone you’d pay to go and watch. His goal against Arsenal last week was just pure cheek.

“Did I replay it? No, my Sky+ has broken, but I’m sure loads of kids watched it again and again.

“There are going to be a few players on the pitch on Sunday capable of doing things like that, so I’m sure it’ll be a spectacle.

“I’ve met Robinho and he seems like a nice kid.”

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