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Fergie hopes Rio focuses on United

September 30, 2012
By Richard Jolly
Sir Alex Ferguson has told Rio Ferdinand that his England exile will allow him to extend his career at Manchester United.

• Fergie: Rio recall looks unlikely

Ferdinand, 33, has not represented his country for 17 months and is in the last year of his current contract at Old Trafford.

The defender was excluded from the Euro 2012 squad by Roy Hodgson - for "footballing reasons", according to the England manager - but John Terry's retirement from international ...

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