Fit Rio set to boost United

08 April 2008 03:30
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Rio Ferdinand is set to boost Manchester United by being passed fit for Wednesday's Champions League showdown with AS Roma. The England defender limped out of Sunday's 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough with initial reports suggesting he could miss the rest of the campaign with a broken foot. However, after scans on Monday revealed no broken bones, Ferdinand is expected to return to the startling line-up for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final. The stand-in skipper missed training on Tuesday morning but could now face the Italians at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. "Rio's scan was clear and we hope to have him on Wednesday," Ferguson told his pre-match press conference. Meanwhile, Ferguson also confirmed that Gary Neville will be included in the squad as the club captain looks to make his first appearance in over 12 months. The veteran right-back has been out of action since suffering a string of calf and ankle problems stretching back to March 2007. However, Nemanja Vidic though will miss out with the knee injury picked up in the 2-0 first leg victory over the Italians last week.

Source: ESA

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