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Man Utd boss Ferguson held clear-the-air Ferdinand talks

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has cleared the air with Rio Ferdinand. The Daily Mail says the pair had a training ground summit on Sunday to thrash out their differences over the Kick It Out controversy.

The Manchester United defender refused to wear a T-shirt in support of football's anti-racism movement before Saturday's 4-2 win over Stoke, prompting his manager to hint at severe punishment in a post-match TV interview.

On Sunday morning, however, the two met in Ferguson's office at the club's Carrington training ground, where Ferdinand arrived with the rest of the first team for a massage and warm-down session.

A United source said on Sunday night: "Rio wanted to make it clear that he wasn't deliberately trying to ignore his manager's instructions while the manager just said he ought to have been told in advance."

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