Date: 21st March 2008 at 5:44pm
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Though we reported that Van der Sar and Rio Ferdinand are back in training, it’s not certain that they will play against Liverpool on Sunday.

‘We`re waiting to see how Edwin van der Sar and Rio Ferdinand train this morning,’ Sir Alex said.

‘They both have to train to give me the confidence to play them. I`m doubtful for Rio, I`m hopeful for Edwin. One out of two would be a bonus, given their experience.’

The manager also confirmed that Louis Saha picked up a knock on Wednesday – no surprises there – that flared up a bit after training but he should be fine to feature against the dippers.

The loss of Rio would be huge, given the form of Torres so if I had to choose between Edwin and him, it would be the defender – we simply need him more!