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DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Former footballer, Rio Ferdinand speaks on stage about being an ambassador for BT Sport during the third day of the 2015 Web Summit on November 5, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. The Web Summit is now in it's 4th year and is technology's most global gathering. In numbers, it has 42,000 attendees from 134 countries, 1,000 speakers, 2,100 startups and 1,200 media. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has named Sergio Aguero as the best number 9 in the world.

The legendary centre-back admitted that Aguero was tougher to play against than Luis Suarez.

Ferdinand believes that Aguero’s ability to score with both feet gives him edge over Suarez.

“For me now, at the moment, when he’s fit, Augero’s the best No.9 in terms of playing against, he’s a nightmare,” Ferdinand said.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City tangles with Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 09: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City tangles with Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

“Because he’s small, stocky, strong, quick as well and will go both ways. He’ll go left and shoot with his left, or go right and shoot.

“Normally, like [Luis] Suarez, I’ll push him on his left all day long and say ‘go on’, because I know he’s going to cut back on his right.

“But with someone like Aguero, he’ll take that left and push it, and it’s hard to get back a yard, especially against someone so quick in the box, and he bangs it with both feet, so for me he was the hardest to play against for a long time.”