Ferdinand still a way off United comeback

Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, says defender Rio Ferdinand faces at least another month on the sidelines.

Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, says defender Rio Ferdinand faces at least another month on the sidelines. The England captain has spent more than two months recovering from the left knee injury sustained ahead of the World Cup. Ferguson was quoted as saying that Ferdinand "is nowhere near fitness. He's doing little bits of jogging and things like that. He's at least a month away." Ferdinand will miss England's opening qualifiers for the Euro 2012 against Bulgaria and Switzerland at the start of September as well as the start of United's Champions League campaign. Ferguson added that "you have to take time with knee ligaments." * Agency

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