Rio Ferdinand: What I really think about Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata

The Man United legend heaps praise on Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata for his winner at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata Photo: Alvaro Morata/Instagram

Rio Ferdinand praised Alvaro Morata for a classy headed goal in Chelsea’s 1-0 win against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

The Spain international was named in Antonio Conte’s starting line-up for the visit of former manager Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United team.

Morata had failed to score since his equaliser in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital in the Champions League in September.

The 25-year-old ended his goal drought with a brilliant header to help the defending champions secure a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

The Spain international managed to escape the attention of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones to guide a header past compatriot David De Gea.

Morata’s goal was his seventh of the current Premier League campaign as the stylish striker continues to thrive in the English top flight.

Former Manchester United defender was impressed with Morata’s header despite raising some questions about Mourinho’s back four.

Ferdinand wrote on Twitter: “What a header…[email protected] defenders not about to lay a hand on moratta let alone challenge him‍♂️ where’s @AnthonyMartial at?!”

Morata moved to Chelsea in a £58m deal from Champions League holders Real Madrid in the 2017 summer transfer window.

The Spanish forward scored his first Chelsea hat-trick in a 4-0 win against Stoke City back in September.

Chelsea are in fourth place in the Premier League table and nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City.

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