Ferguson dispels injury fears

28 March 2010 03:49
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand will both be fit enough to start Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Bayern Munich. Ferguson opted not to risk either player during Saturday's 4-0 win at Bolton Wanderers which maintained United's position at the top of the Premier League table. The veteran Scot said after the Reebok Stadium victory: "They were just a bit tender. Wayne has a bit of bruising in his foot. If he had played and got a whack on it he would have been doubtful for Tuesday. "We have a big week. We have to use our squad in situations like this. I have no qualms about that at all. They have all done their job well and I will have Rooney and Ferdinand available for Tuesday." Of his side's display at Bolton, Ferguson added: "It was a real battle. I said to the referee at half-time it was supposed to be a game of football. He handled it the best way he could. "You need to show composure because the ball is never out of the air and we needed some fantastic defending at times. I don't know how many times Nemanja Vidic headed the ball clear but it must have been thousands."

Source: ESA