Rio Ferdinand is backing his Manchester United teammates to make a big impact for England at the Euros.

Four of Rio's United team-mates are in the England party - Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young and Phil Jones.

Rooney is suspended for the two opening Group D games against France on Monday and Sweden on Friday but Ferdinand is upbeat despite his pal's absence.

He told The Sun: "I liked the way Ashley and Danny combined for Danny's goal against Belgium but they do that all the time in training.

"Danny has a lot going for him and he must be doing alright to have kept Dimitar Berbatov on the bench at our place."