Date: 25th July 2010 at 7:01pm
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Bad news from the tour of North America!

Sir Alex Ferguson today confirmed that Rio Ferdinand will miss the opening month of the season.

Rio, who injured knee ligaments prior to the start of the 2010 World Cup, in South Africa, hasn`t recovered as quickly as the club would have hoped and his knee ligament damage is a huge blow to our early season hopes of getting off to a flyer.

Sir Alex will now have to choose who will fill in for Rio alongside Nemanja Vidic.

Will he go for Wes Brown, will it be Chris Smalling or will Jonny Evans get the nod?

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