Didier Drogba reveals the hardest defenders he ever had to play against

Didier Drogba will go down as a legend of the Premier League and indeed probably football itself given how he routinely ripped defences apart during his prime. But who did he struggle against the most? Who did he believe was a match for his phenomenal prowess? Well, in a recent interview conducted by Rio Ferdinand the Ivorian has revealed he found the famous United pairing of Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic the hardest to play against, whilst also citing Barcelona legend Carles Puyol as a worthy adversary. Drogba said it was always better to score against United due to how hard it was, and described Puyol as a very good defender and a gentleman. Meanwhile it’s said Jose Mourinho has turned down the offer of a pay rise from Roman Abramovich, with the Russian keen to tie his future to Stamford Bridge. It’s said Abramovich was prepared to offer Mourinho an upgrade on his £8.5m yearly wage, but was rebuffed, although Mourinho will sign a two-year extension anyway.