United manager Fergie confirmed: ‚ÄúRio‚Äôs back ‚ÄĒ and he does make the difference.
‚ÄúFrom time to time he gets spasms in his back. He‚Äôs missed the last few games so that gives us the opportunity to settle down and do some work on it.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs trained the last few days and is feeling much better. He is one of the best centre-backs in the world.
‚ÄúHis pace, balance and use of the ball have always been a feature of his game. But we‚Äôve been lucky to have someone like Jonny Evans to replace him.‚ÄĚ