Man Utd boss Ferguson backing Rio to captain club and country

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is backing Rio Ferdinand to be future captain for club and country.

Fergie said: "Rio has been captain with Gary Neville injured and Ryan Giggs unavailable.

"And obviously as Ryan gets older Rio is the natural successor - that is his destiny.

"His experience has added to his many abilities. He is one of the most natural footballers in England.

"For a defender, he is so quick and mobile and technically gifted.

"His performance in Barcelona was absolutely superb. He and Wes Brown were fantastic."

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