Date: 27th January 2006 at 12:38pm
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Rio Ferdinand insists his verbals with Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on Wednesday was nothing more than ‘handbags’.

Ferdinand: ‘It was handbags. We had a little debate. It was the sort of thing that goes on all the time.

‘It was nothing to get excited about, and I am sure Robbie would agree.

‘It wasn’t a dirty game. It was a semi-final. If it wasn’t competitive you would be disappointed. Both teams were up for it, and there were a few tackles going in – but you expect that in any semi-final.’