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Rio To Play In Zagreb - I'm Not Overjoyed

Rio Ferdinand came through today's England training session unscathed - good news. He will probably be playing in Croatia - not good news.

Of course, England's chances are significantly boosted by Rio's availability. And if it were a simple muscle strain that kept him out of the Andorra game I would have little complaints.

And complain I won't as I understand he wants to play but these back problems can be almost as annoying and recurring as knee injuries of which we have plenty of experience - just think of Solskjaer and Hargreaves, the two most recent victims.

I'm afraid that he might overexert himself in Zagreb which will lead to a recurrence of his injury which could be disastrous not for England but for United as we have to face Liverpool, Villarreal and Chelsea in seven days' time...

It is of course vital that we have Ferdinand available for these games. So I would be much, much more relaxed if Joleon Lescott were to get the job in Zagreb.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 8 2008

Time: 7:23PM

Your Comments

I want England to do well in Croatia... but it could hurt us against Liverpool.
Man utd champions
Well he trained, doesnt necessarily mean he'll start. Hopefully he wont though. I really hope Hargo is fit for Anfield, he was amazing with Anderson in the middle last yr!
ForeverUnited
Over-rated player anyway.
Tiny T
Who? Ferdinand? Oh, hardly. People still go on about him missing a drugs test, and says he's inconsistent. Rio and Vidic were the best central-defensive partnership in Europe last season :)
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