Man Utd boss Ferguson admits Ferdinand will struggle to make England return

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson feels Rio Ferdinand will struggle to get back into the England squad.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson feels Rio Ferdinand will struggle to get back into the England squad.

Ferdinand, 33 next month, was a shock omission from Fabio Capello's squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro despite having recovered from injury.

And Manchester United boss Fergie said: "I think the England thing is maybe a bit unfortunate because he missed a couple of appearances through injury and maybe Fabio is looking more to the future.

"Rio is 32 now, that may just be the reason.

"Some managers think that way — there is nothing wrong with that, looking to the future.

"Rio has had a great time, not just as captain for England but as a player for England.

"He's always comported himself well in English colours."

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