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Ferdinand to miss Cup final

MANCHESTER, February 24 – Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will miss Sunday's League Cup final against Aston Villa due to a back injury.Ferdinand’s injury stopped him taking part in United’s 3-0 league win over West Ham at Old Trafford on Tuesday and boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the England captain won’t be fit in time for this weekend’s match at Wembley.

"He felt a twinge in his back this morning (Tuesday) when we did a warm-up at (United’s training ground) Carrington. We can’t take any chances. He won’t be playing on Sunday," Ferguson told Sky Sports News.

"Rio has been training great too. There have been no mishaps at all. But when you get these twinges you can’t take a chance."

The former Leeds star has played just three times in 2010 as a result of injury and suspension.

Ferdinand’s injury also casts doubt over his ability to play in England’s friendly against Egypt at Wembley on March 3, which was due to be his first international outing since replacing John Terry as England captain.

Ferguson could also be without Brazilian midfielder Anderson for the Villa clash after he limped off with a serious knee injury during the win over West Ham.

"We have sent him for a scan," Ferguson said. "Hopefully it is not too serious but it did not look good."

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Kes

    August 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Bring that Gold to Kenya … !

  2. gadaffi

    August 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    mmmh yu never cease to amaze king of bling

  3. Omo Naija

    August 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    OMG ! Prezzo in Naija, Omo dis bobo get balls oh ! Chineke !

  4. Adebayo

    August 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Abeg make we forgive am. I admire d bobos gut sha.

    • Chichi

      August 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      A chameleon will never change its color, Golden Girl be warned.

  5. Naija Babe

    August 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Prezzo leave our Golden Goldie alone Abeg, haven’t you done enough harm?

  6. Clarus

    August 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    What an insult, Prezzo in Naija, oh my God !

  7. Omobabaolowo

    August 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I told u pple to fast & pray for 7 days for our Goldie make d jass from Prezzos magic stick clear from her eyes but una no take me serious, now e don happen abi. I hear say he even wear our agbada for Lagos. Chei dis bobo don vex me taya.

  8. Carolynar

    August 27, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Abeg dis comments are funny 😀 !!!

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