Rio Ferdinand has criticised Roy Hodgson's management at Euro 2012, claiming the England boss underused his younger players and was too defensive in his tactics.

The 33-year-old defender, who was overlooked by Hodgson for his squad for the tournament, wanted to see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Phil Jones given more game time and also criticised Hodgson's choice of formation, and questioned whether Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo would even have been selected for the Three Lions squad.

He told The Sun: "I am a fan of The Ox and I wanted to see more of him but in the end he finished up as a spectator."

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