Ferdinand boost for United

10 March 2009 11:34
Rio Ferdinand has been passed fit for Manchester United's UEFA Champions League tie against Inter Milan on Wednesday. The centre-half had been an injury concern for the second leg of the last 16 clash after suffering an ankle knock against Fulham in the FA Cup. Ferdinand was replaced by Jonny Evans at half-time in Saturday's 4-0 win and left Craven Cottage wearing a protective boot. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admitted after the quarter-final victory that his stand-in captain was a big concern for the visit of Inter. However, Ferdinand took part in training with United on Tuesday morning after responding well to treatment on the injury and is now a definite starter. Ferdinand will resume his partnership with Nemanja Vidic, who missed the first leg through suspension. Ferguson also had concerns at right-back, with Gary Neville, Wes Brown and Rafael da Silva all injured, but John O'Shea trained after suffering with a heel injury of late and like Ferdinand, has been declared fit to play.

Source: SKY_Sports