The future of Rio Ferdinand remains in doubt at Manchester United. The Sunday Mirror says rumours have been rife that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is even considering selling Ferdinand.

He was dropped for ­yesterday's win at Everton after being heavily criticised for his poor performance in United's 6-1 derby humiliation last Sunday.

Fergie has a proven track record for ruthlessly changing his team. The days when Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic were his undisputed first-choice central defenders appear to be over.