Ferguson wants to give Ferdinand a rest

Fergie wants to give Ferdinand a rest

November 6, 2012
By ESPN staff
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said he hopes his players seal Champions League qualification on Wednesday so he can give Rio Ferdinand a rest.

United have been hit by a succession of defensive injuries - Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have all been sidelined - meaning Ferguson has been unable to rest Ferdinand as much as he would want to.

But if they beat Braga in Portugal to seal their place in the knockout stages, Ferdinand - who turns 34 this ...

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