"Rio was the best player on the park at Anfield," Pallister told the Manchester Evening News. "If Fabio Capello watched the game on Sunday or manages to watch it then any doubts there may be will have been dispelled.
"You judge players in the big matches and there can be no doubts that United versus Liverpool is top in that category at Premiership level and Ferdinand was commanding and solid.
"If the new England manager sees the video then he can't help but notice it.
"Every player has got to impress Capello now. It's a clean slate and I know there is talk about some of the older players having had their chances but if Capello doesn't fancy Ferdinand after that performance at Anfield then he must be blind.
"The Spanish striker is certainly a huge talent and has been an enormous additional threat for them but Rio completely shackled him.
"He snuffed him out and marshalled United's back four with maturity."