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Rio ready to fire United to glory

04 May 2011 09:00
Rio Ferdinand insists he is fully fit and ready to steer Manchester United through a hazardous path to glory. The England defender has been troubled by a succession of problems for the past three seasons now. He was making only his 26th appearance of the season when he turned out in Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday, compared to the 43 that have been amassed by central defensive partner Nemanja Vidic. "People keep going on about how many games I have missed and compared to the usual amount I play you could say it has been a bit of a sporadic season for me," Ferdinand told United Review. "But I have been pleased with my performances and I feel back to my best now. "My back is fine and hopefully I can put the niggling calf problems I have had this season behind me. I feel good and to be involved in the big games at this stage of the season, fighting for trophies, is what you want as a footballer."

Source: PA