Manchester UnitedRio Ferdinand looks set to return to action against Aston Villa this weekend.

The star central defender came off the pitch before full-time in England's victory over Ukraine on Wednesday night which caused concern in the United camp due to Ferdinand's recent groin injury.

It seems certain that Ferdinand will be fine to take to the pitch at Old Trafford in the Red Devils important fixture with Aston Villa, easing pressure on Sir Alex Ferguson's defensive worries.