Ferdinand's future, for England and United, looks bleak, with Fabio Capello set to announce his squad next week for the friendlies against Spain and Sweden. And Ferguson went out of his way to praise Nemanja Vidic, says the Mail on Sunday.
Ferguson axed Michael Carrick and Anderson from his 18 and also demoted Nani to the bench. At least Ferdinand put on a brave face when he tweeted after United's 1-0 win at Goodison: "Great result today. Bouncing back is the way to go."