Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has hailed Ajax’s 19-year-old captain, Matthijs De Ligt, after the Dutch aspect despatched Juventus crashing out of the Champions League on Tuesday.

De Ligt scored within the Ajax’s 2-1 win as they progressed to the final 4 of the competitors.

Ferdinand described De Ligt as, “One of the best younger defender on the planet’ following his excellent show within the recreation.

The 19-year-old scored his aspect’s second purpose because the Dutch giants shocked Juventus with a 3-2 combination victory.

“De Ligt, the very best younger centre-half on the planet,” the previous England defender mentioned on BT Sport.

“He has stunning and majestic ball-playing potential and scored an enormous purpose as nicely there as nicely.

“The mix they’ve obtained with the younger gamers and the older extra skilled gamers – Tadic was nearly given away by Southampton and is now producing miracles within the Champions League this yr.

“It’s thrilling instances for Ajax.”

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