Date: 22nd January 2010 at 1:09pm
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At last. Rio Ferdinand is ready to make his long-awaited comeback from injury: he will play tomorrow against Hull City, according to Fergie.

‘I think Rio will play against Hull, which is good news,’ he said.

‘He`s been training very well in the last two weeks so it`s time to bring him back.

‘It`s a big boost because we`ve had a rough time at the back with Rio, Edwin van der Sar, Wes Brown, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidic and John O`Shea all being injured at one stage or another.’


Sir Alex added that Vidic ‘is about two weeks away’ which means that Ferdinand will partner Evans in the centre, with Rafael probably getting the nod at right-back again.

Earlier Fergie had insisted that the club really wanted to get to the core of Ferdinand’s back problems so let’s hope that from now on he’ll be able to complete the season without injury problems. He’ll have to be watched carefully of course but he should play in most games because we need him desperately at the back.